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Background Highlights

Ms. Carlburg has more than 20 years of experience in business litigation representing clients in disputes over zoning and development rights, stakeholders in a constitutional challenge to an ordinance limiting multi-family development, major school districts in challenges to county-approved school district annexations, and multiple mobile home park owners whose properties were subject to local rent control. She conducted the Legal and Financial Audit, and prepared the published Report, on the Financial Relationships Between the City of Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Association. She also represented the cable franchise for the City of Pasadena, negotiated the franchise agreement with the City, and represented a chain of vocational schools in a 6- week arbitration over a commercial loan agreement and partnership dispute.

In collaboration with civil rights attorneys, acting in Pro Bono Publico, Ms. Carlburg litigated 1) a constitutional challenge to an at-large election system, and 2) a challenge to the unconstitutional police surveillance of political activists.

For 20 years, Ms. Carlburg served on the Board of Directors of Wesco Financial Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. For 18 of those years, she chaired Wesco's Audit Committee. In that capacity, she was responsible for the implementation of the Sarbanes Oxley Act. In her final year, she chaired the Special Committee tasked with the merger of Berkshire Hathaway and Wesco.


State Bar of California

United States Supreme Court Bar

United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

United States District Court, Central District of California


Professional Associations:

American Arbitration Association [AAA]

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [FINRA]

American Bar Association [ABA]

Charlotte International Arbitration Society [CIAS]

North Carolina Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Former Trustee, Pasadena Bar Association


BA, Cum Laude, University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA]

JD, University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA]

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training:

Arbitration Fundamentals & Best Practices, AAA

FINRA Arbitrator Training [Basic, Expungement]

Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices

How Can Dispute Resolution be Improved: Overcoming Obstacles & Challenges

Motion Practice Under AAA Rules

Top 10 Technology Trends in Data Privacy

​Essential Mediation Skills, AAA 

The Preliminary Hearing, AAA

The Arbitration Hearing, AAA

Drafting Arbitration Clauses: The Basics & Beyond, AAA

11th ICC Conference, New York Conference on International Arbitrations, International Court of Arbitration

Global Pound Conference, Arbitration Series, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law

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