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Cynthia Gitt

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Location:
Pasadena, California
Phone:
888-309-8213
Fax:
626-229-1917
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Cynthia Gitt received her B.A. degree from Wheaton College. In 1971, she received her J.D. degree with honors from George Washington University Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Gitt was a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1974 and in San Francisco from 1974 to 1975. Thereafter, she was an assistant professor of law and director and litigator on behalf of the EEOC-funded Employment Discrimination Clinic at Wayne State University Law School from 1975 to 1977.

Ms. Gitt entered private practice in 1978 and was an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius (1978-1984), a partner with Ford & Harrison (1984–1991) and a shareholder and Of Counsel to Epstein Becker & Green (1991–2006) before co-founding Brown Gitt Law Group LLP in June 2006. She has represented employers in all aspects of single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action labor and employment litigation, and individuals in business litigation and security-related disputes.

Ms. Gitt also conducts workplace investigations, issues reports, and testifies for employers. She supervises investigations by outside investigators, and litigates their effectiveness in defense of claims of harassment or wrongful termination.

Los Angeles Magazine named Ms. Gitt a Super Lawyer for 2004–2010. She is a member of the Litigation, and the Labor and Employment Law sections of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Pasadena Bar Association and the California State Bar. Ms. Gitt was named a top Los Angeles employment attorney by Pasadena Magazine and was featured in the 2nd Annual "Women Leaders in the Law" supplement to the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Gitt is a frequent speaker on employment topics with Sterling Education, the Corporate Counsel Institute and the LA County Bar Association Labor and Employment section.

Trial Experience:

Over her career, Ms. Gitt has acquired impressive trial experience in individual, multiple plaintiff, and class actions cases. She is known for producing top quality results, having lost only two cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment
  • Class Actions
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Management Employment Law
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Security
  • Retail
  • Trucking

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1974
  • Arizona, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Pepperdine University
    • Masters Degree - 2012
    • Major: Psychology
  • Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Labor and Employment

Classes/Seminars

  • Assistant Professor, Law and Director, Employment Discrimination Clinic, Wayne State University School, Detroit, Michigan, 1978 - 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Named Superlawyer by Los Angeles Magazine, 2004 - 2013
  • Pasadena Magazine Top 10 Attorneys, 2010 - 2012
  • Continental Who’s Who
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who Professional of the year in Labor and Employment Law, 2012 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Ethics Section
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Ethics Section
  • Trial Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Marianne Frostig Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, Chair
  • Marianne Frostig Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, Board of Trustees

Past Employment Positions

  • Brown Gitt Law Group, Principal, 2006 - Present
  • Epstein Becker & Green, Los Angeles, Of Counsel, 2005 - 2006
  • Epstein Becker & Green, Shareholder, 1991 - 2005
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Los Angeles, Associate, 1991 - 1994
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Los Angeles, Associate, 1978 - 1984
  • Ford & Harrison, Los Angeles, Former Partner, 1984 - 1991
  • Equal Employment Opportunity in Washington, DC, Trial Attorney, 1971 - 1974
  • Equal Employment Opportunity in San Francisco, Trial Attorney, 1974 - 1975
  • EEOC-funded Employment Discrimination Clinic at Wayne State University Law School, Assistant Professor of Law and Director and Litigator, 1975 - 1977

We represent clients in Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, San Diego, Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Ontario, Riverside, San Bernardino, Pomona, Anaheim, Fullerton, Palm Springs, Bakersfield, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Diego County, Kern County, Southern California, San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Inland Empire, Northern California and San Joaquin Valley.

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