Carlos Cano is an attorney specializing in labor & employment law and business immigration. Mr. Cano counsels a diverse range of clients on employment matters, labor relations, HR and workforce strategies, workplace policies, compliance, and best practices. He also assists clients in the defense of single-plaintiff actions, as well as class and collective actions, involving employment-related matters.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Cano spent 13 years working in the energy & infrastructure industry, in the areas of human resources, field operations, process improvement, and most recently HR Head of Craft Labor Operations for a global industrial services company servicing the downstream and midstream energy markets. During this time, Mr. Cano worked side-by-side with operations leaders in the field and at the corporate level, both managing and influencing teams to achieve business goals. Mr. Cano gained valuable experience on what it really means to be a strategic business partner to senior management and operations groups, and the importance to work with outside counsel who truly understands the business. Mr. Cano is also proficient in Six Sigma and Lean management practices, having trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt, experienced in the areas of DMAIC, KAIZEN Methodology, Standard Work and Continuous Improvement. His experience implementing these tools includes successfully revamping the employee onboarding process for a global company hiring 20,000 craft employees per year, realizing measurable improvements in employee retention, safety, and productivity.
Mr. Cano holds a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, and a B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University. While at Loyola, he was a board member and casenote & comment editor for the Loyola Law Review, which published his article on immigration law: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude: A Call for Congressional Clarification and the “Use of a False Social Security Number Exemption.” Mr. Cano was also a member of the Loyola Moot Court Program, representing Loyola as an oralist at the regional and international rounds of the 2014 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Loyola University, J.D., 2015
(Loyola Law Review, Executive Board Member)
(Loyola Law Review, Casenote & Comment Editor)
(Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2014 Regional Champion)
Louisiana State University, B.A., Economics, 2008
Louisiana State University, B.A., Political Science, 2008
Federal Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2016
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2016
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals For the Fifth Circuit, 2016