After retiring from Littler in 2015, Carole F. Wilder has returned to Littler as part-time Knowledge Management Counsel writing for Littler publications. Prior to joining Littler, Carole had extensive experience as in-house labor and employment counsel for two of the country’s largest employers, providing advice and counsel  to senior management on all aspects of employment law, and managing employment litigation. As a litigator she represented clients and tried cases in state and federal courts, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state agencies, and in investigations by the federal Department of Labor and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. The cases she defended include:

  • Race, gender, age, and disability discrimination and harassment lawsuits
  • Breach of contract and wrongful discharge cases
  • Individual and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Additionally, Carole provided advice, counsel, and training on compliance with:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Title VII and state discrimination laws
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • State wage and hour laws

Carole has represented clients in diverse industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare

Carole began her legal career as a litigator at Connecticut's largest law firm. She previously worked as an editor at a major New York City publishing firm. In law school, she was the editor of the Pace Law Review.

*Not licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania


Recipient, Herman and Rae Arnou Constitutional Law Award

News, Analysis & Press

Dukes v. Wal-Mart: Some Closed Doors and Open Issues

Littler Report

February 13, 2012

You Can't Opt Out of the Federal Rules: Why Rule 23 Certification Standards Should Apply to Opt-In Collective Actions Under the FLSA

Federal Courts Law Review

Vol. 5, No. 1, Federal Magistrate Judges Association

October 2011

Walking a Fine Line: Managing the Conflicting Obligations of the ADA and Workers Compensation Laws

19 Employee Relations Law Journal 221


Books & Book Chapters

  • Employment Law Class Actions, Littler Mendelson, Co-author, 2010


  • J.D., Pace University Law School, 1986cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1969

Bar Admission

New York


  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York