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Cynthia Gitt 
Pasadena, California
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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, 1971
J.D.
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Order of the Coif


Pepperdine University, 2012
Masters Degree
Major:  Psychology


Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
B.A.


Published Works:
Labor and Employment


Classes/Seminars Taught:
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



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