Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2012
University of Michigan, Ph.D. 2008
Columbia University, B.A. 2001
U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Caroline Giordano's practice involves a variety of areas of litigation in both state and federal courts.
She has worked on matters involving business torts, non-compete and trade secret disputes, copyright law, municipal law, and criminal defense. She also has experience researching and drafting pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, and appellate briefs.
While in law school, Caroline served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Helene N. White, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she gained first-hand knowledge of appellate procedure.
Assisted in defense of independent automotive industry manufacturer against misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference claims brought by former employer.
Worked on team of lawyers representing Tier 1 automotive industry supplier in supplier’s action for misappropriation of trade secrets against multiple former employees.
Helped obtain summary judgment and discovery sanctions on behalf of beverage manufacturer in action for misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright and trademark infringement.
Helped defend numerous Michigan municipalities against constitutional challenges to municipal charges including storm water, sewer, and housing code inspection fees.
Helped persuade Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals to uphold trial court decision prohibiting plaintiff contractor’s non-conforming industrial use of property on behalf of municipal client.
Assisted in representation of numerous municipalities against class action lawsuits challenging basis of municipalities’ fees for regulatory services.
Worked on team of lawyers representing commercial bank in consumer class actions challenging bank’s overdraft fees.
Obtained dismissal of adverse possession action against nonprofit environmental conservancy.
Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2015, 2016
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Wayne Law Review, Senior Note and Comment Editor 2011-2012, Assistant Editor, 2010-2011; Dean's Scholarship; John W. Reed Endowed Scholarship
University of Michigan, Ph.D., English Language & Literature; Horace H. Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2008; Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 2002-2003
Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Bar Association of Michigan
American Bar Association
Washtenaw County Bar Association
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Girls Group (Ann Arbor), Board of Directors, 2015-present
Leadership Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti, Class of 2015
International Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, 2004-2009
Northeast Modern Language Association, 2006-2008
Midwest Victorian Studies Association, 2006-2008
University of Michigan, Nineteenth-Century Forum, Steering Committee, 2003-2009
University of Michigan, Department of English, Lecturer Fall 2008-Winter 2009; Graduate Student Instructor 2003-2008
"Business Torts, A Fifty State Guide — 2014 Edition," (Co-Editor-Michigan), Wolters Kluwer, 2014
“What to Expect From Michigan’s Revised Uniform Arbitration Act” (co-author Sonal Hope Mithani), State Bar of Michigan Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2013.
"Civil Recovery of Damages in Government Contracting Schemes: Some Underused Theories Can Lead to Large Recoveries," (Co-authors Irene Bruce Hathaway and Samantha S. Galecki), For the Defense, Defense Research Initiative, January 2013
"Uses of the Class Action Device in Autism Health Benefits Litigation,"58 Wayne Law Review 157 (2012)