Dylan Bradley Carp: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Dylan Bradley Carp

San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Retail
  • Sports and Entertainment
University Hamilton College, B.A., Mathematics, magna cum laude, 1991
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1998
Admitted1998, California; 1999, District of Columbia; 1999, Virginia (inactive); U.S. Supreme Court; 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; California - S.D. Cal.; U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit; California - C.D. Cal; California - E.D. Cal; California - N.D. Cal; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations and Activities

ABA Appellate Judges Conference, Council of Appellate Lawyers Member
American Bar Association
American Bar Association, Law Student Division, Judge for the West Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2002)
Bar Association of San Francisco, Appellate Practice Section Member
Council of Appellate Lawyers
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Appellate Practice Section, Amicus Committee Member
Contributing editor, The Appellate Practice Journal, Appellate Practice Committee, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association
Former Co-chair, Bar Liaison Subcommittee, Appellate Practice Committee, Section of Litigation, ABA


Dylan B. Carp is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is a Certified Specialist in Appellate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Carp has argued 10 appeals before federal and state courts. In addition to appeals and writs, Mr. Carp focuses his practice on unfair competition and trade secrets law, having second chaired a three-month unfair competition jury trial.

Mr. Carp also handles all aspects of litigation in cases involving discrimination, harassment, disability, and wage and hour issues, including taking and defending depositions, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, and participating in mediations and settlement conferences. In addition to Mr. Carp's litigation practice, he counsels employers on unfair competition, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour issues.

Mr. Carp has lectured on ethics and appellate law and litigation tactics. Mr. Carp has also published articles on these and related topics. His article on statutory interpretation was cited by a California court of appeal.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2007, Mr. Carp had a general litigation practice and also litigated federal civil rights class actions.

Honors and Recognitions

Compliance Reporter, Lawyer of the Year (2005)

Published Works

• Measured Response, San Francisco Daily Journal (April 24, 2007) [Contributor]
• Show, Don't Tell, San Francisco Daily Journal (March 26, 2007) [Contributor]
• Court Needs to Follow its Own Rule of Not Relying on Legislative History, San Francisco Daily Journal (Nov 15, 2006) [Contributor]
• Getting Arbitration Awards Reviewed Remains Unlikely, San Francisco Daily Journal (Oct 19, 2006) [Contributor]
• Mastering the Law on Requesting Judicial Notice on Appeal, ABA Appellate Practice Journal (Spring 2005) [Co-Author]
• Owners Who Deliberately Keep Themselves Ignorant of their Company's Polluting Activities Likely to Face Criminal Liability under the Clean Water Act, Environmental Litigation Committee Newsletter (2003) [Author]
• Raising Issues on Appeal for the First Time, K&L Update: Appellate Briefs 6.3 (Oct 2002) [Author]
• Large and Small Business Owners Take Note: 'Private Attorney General' Actions Under California's Unfair Competition Law, K&L Update: Cal. Litigation (Sept 2002) [Author]
• Out of Scalia's Shadow, Liberty Magazine (Sept 1998) [Author]
• The Case of the Litigious Little Leaguer, 3 TEX. REV. L. & POLITICS 171 (1998) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

•Participated as panel member in CLE discussion sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco on lawyer ethics at the appellate level
•Presented 1-hour national intra-firm CLE lecture on appellate courts' discretion to address issues first raised on appeal
•Presented 30-minute national intra-firm lectures on petitioning for rehearing in the federal courts of appeals, the use of motions for judgment to preserve claims of error on appeal, and the use of supersedeas bonds to stay enforcement of judgment pending appeal


California Workplace Law

Timing is Everything: Pair of California Retaliation Cases Lead to Opposite Results for Employers
December 14, 2015

Two cases involving employees who were terminated shortly following protected leaves of absence lead to opposite results for the employers, with one case being dismissed and the other proceeding to trial.

By Dylan B. Carp and Mitchell F. Boomer

California Workplace Law

No Class Action for Residential Care Facility Employees Over On-Duty Meal Periods
December 10, 2015

Denying class certification in an action for alleged meal period violations under the California Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No.

By Dylan B. Carp and Mitchell F. Boomer

California Workplace Law

Inaccurate Translation Invalidates Arbitration Agreement
December 4, 2015

The California Court of Appeal ruled that an automobile dealership that translated a sales contract into Spanish, but neglected to include the arbitration clause in the translated agreement, could not enforce the arbitration agreement. Ramos v. Westlake Services, LLC, A141353.

By Dylan B. Carp and Conor J. Dale


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Office Information

Dylan Bradley Carp

50 California Street, 9th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94111


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