A pragmatic advisor and litigator, Carolyn Boucek helps employers prevent and address claims of employment discrimination and noncompliance with other federal and state employment laws and regulations.

Carolyn counsels employers on legal compliance and assists them in developing and implementing creative litigation strategies in matters involving allegations of wage and hour violations, breach of employment contracts; non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality violations; and disability, pregnancy, racial, and gender discrimination. When litigation arises, she meticulously represents clients in state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals.

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Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Carolyn was an attorney in the Pittsburgh office of a national law firm, where she handled labor, employment, and commercial litigation matters. Prior to that, she was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christy Criswell Wiegand of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. While in law school, she served an internship in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, in Pittsburgh.

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  • Defended a regional home care company against allegations of employment discrimination, including obtaining dismissal of claims of disability discrimination under Rule 12(b)(6).
  • Assisted in mediating employment discrimination cases involving allegations of disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, racial discrimination, and gender discrimination.
  • Represented commercial building contractors in connection with wage and hour lawsuits under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act involving claims connected to employee's travel time to and from the secured construction site.
  • Counseled numerous private practices in the medical and dental fields on negotiating employment contracts and non-compete agreements and properly complying with subpoenas.
  • Defended a major film production company against allegations of age discrimination and racketeering, obtaining dismissal on the briefing.



  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (M.P.P.M., 2024)
  • Cornell University Law School (J.D., 2017)
    • Managing Editor, Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Co-Recipient: Constitutional Law of the European Union
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award Co-Recipient: International Criminal Law
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A., summa cum laude, 2014)

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Federal Court Section Council Member
  • Bohemian Lawyers Association of Chicago


Past Events

  • Allegheny County Bar Association: Maximizing Your Success in the Western District of PA's Early Mediation Program
  • NBI Webinar: How to Lift Automatic Stays



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