New York Partner
Carolin Guentert is a Partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp and Co-Chair of the firm’s Sexual Violence, Title IX and Victims’ Rights Practice Group.
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 three graduate students in a litigation against Harvard University, alleging that Harvard ignored a near-decade-long pattern of sexual harassment and retaliation by a professor
- 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).
- LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction
- J.D., New York University School of Law
- B.A., The College of New Jersey, summa cum laude
- New York University School of Law: Reproductive Justice Clinic
- New York University School of Law: EU Regulatory Policy Clinic
- Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- New York, 2015
- District of Columbia, 2017
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Knowledgeable, Honest, and Hard-Working
“When you first seek legal help, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. In my experience, it is best to have a guide who is knowledgeable, honest, and hard-working. My legal team at Sanford Heisler Sharp – Russell Kornblith, Steve Kelly, and Carolin Guentert – navigated me through complex and difficult questions with steady assurance. As a survivor of sexual abuse, I had felt powerless before coming out against my abuser and the institution that employed him. My attorneys made me feel like I had the power to hold them to account for their actions. Russell and Carolin were consistently professional, communicative, and receptive to my needs during the legal process. As a team, we overcame legal hurdles and took steps towards a favorable resolution. With Sanford Heisler Sharp, I feel that I obtained the best possible outcome for my case. I give Sanford Heisler Sharp the highest recommendation to represent your legal needs and advocate for your rights.” – Former Client
I wanted to sincerely thank you for all of the work that you did to help me. I am so grateful to you (and your team) for taking on my case, and for tirelessly advocating for me throughout the process. You were so supportive to me, and I really appreciated all the time that you took to explain things to me, and to make sure that I felt comfortable with every decision. I am really happy that you helped me to take action, and I consider myself so lucky to have had you on my side! – Former Client
Sanford Heisler Sharp is seeking to hold the Army responsible for failing to protect John Doe 1 and John Doe 2 from sexual abuse at the hands of an Army doctor who now stands accused of sexually assaulting dozens of victims. Further, the administrative complaints allege that the Army was negligent in its hiring, supervision, and retention of Dr. Stockin.
The Complaint, filed on behalf of three doctoral students in Harvard’s Anthropology Department, alleges Harvard’s deliberate indifference to a nearly decade-long pattern of sexual harassment and retaliatory threats by a prominent professor.
The Complaint documents a longstanding pattern of abuse in which Schlumberger knowingly permits women who work on male-dominated oil rigs to be sexually harassed, assaulted, and discriminated against by their male colleagues.
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- 2 patients of JBLM doctor charged with sexual assault start civil action against the Army, Stars and Stripes, September 19, 2023
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- Harvard Must Face Suit Over Professor’s Harassment, Retaliation, Bloomberg Law, April 4, 2023
- Harvard Must Face Suit Over Prof’s Alleged Harassment, Law360, April 4, 2023
- Oil and Gas Giant Must Defend Discrimination Lawsuit After Failed Summary Judgment, Southeast Texas Record, March 16, 2023
- Sanford Heisler Sharp files $100M discrimination class action against Schlumberger Technology, Southeast Texas Record, March 16, 2023
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- Ex-Schlumberger Worker’s Sex Bias Suit Headed To Trial, Law360, February 2, 2023
- Paranoia About #MeToo Overreach at Harvard, The New York Times, February 10, 2022
- ‘Ignored for far too long’: Harvard students suing university over sexual harassment share their story, Greater Boston Staff, February 10, 2022
- Harvard professors drop support for colleague accused of sexual harassment, The Boston Globe, February 9, 2022
- Lawsuit alleges Harvard ignored a decade of professor’s sexual harassment, retaliation, GHB News, February 8, 2022
- MoFo faces August trial date but fewer claims in ‘mommy track’ bias lawsuit, Reuters, MARCH 16, 2021
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- Schlumberger Faces $100 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Law360, December 11, 2020
- At Schlumberger, Oil Rigs and Women Don’t Mix: Sanford Heisler Sharp Files $100 Million Gender Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment Class Action Against Schlumberger Technology Corporation, June 23rd, 2020
- Title IX Damages Outlook 1 Year After High Court Ruling, Law360, June 8, 2023. Co-Author.
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- Recognizing Title VII’s Broad Anti-Retaliation Protections, Law360 Employment Authority, May 13, 2021
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