Carolin Guentert is a Senior Litigation Counsel at Sanford Heisler Sharp.
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Carolin’s practice has focused on the Discrimination and Harassment and Criminal/Sexual Violence practice areas, representing both individuals and classes. Carolin’s representations have included:
- Litigating a proposed pregnancy discrimination class action filed by female attorneys against Morrison & Foerster LLP
- Representing graduate students whose professor sexually harassed and retaliated against them in violation of Title IX
- Litigating a proposed nationwide gender discrimination and sexual harassment class action filed against Schlumberger Technology Corporation on behalf of women who work on oil rigs in the U.S.
- Litigating a proposed class action against Yale University and its all-male fraternities on behalf of students who were subjected to discrimination and a sexually hostile environment
- Negotiating settlements on behalf of individuals alleging a broad range of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under state and federal law, including claims brought by employees in the legal, financial services, tech, and consumer goods industries
- Representing a lawyer who was discriminated against for being the primary caregiver to her children during the pandemic
- Negotiating a settlement on behalf of a college student who was sexually assaulted by a professor
- Representing a factory employee who was harassed because of her sexual orientation and gender
Carolin received her law degree from New York University School of Law, her LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, and her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey. While at New York University School of Law, Carolin served as the Senior Symposium Editor for the Journal of International Law & Politics. She also served as the president of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project and participated in the Reproductive Justice Clinic.
A member of the New York and District of Columbia bars, Carolin has authored/co-authored articles that appear in the Cardozo Law Review, the Federal Sentencing Reporter, Law360, and the New York University Journal of International Politics. Carolin is also a member of the Sanctuary for Families Pro Bono Council.
Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Carolin completed a clerkship for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. After her clerkship, Carolin was a clinical teaching fellow in Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic, where she gained substantial experience in representing survivors of domestic violence, supervising law students in their representation of clients, and designing and teaching clinic seminar classes. As part of the fellowship, she completed the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown. Carolin speaks German (native) and French (proficient).