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Cynthia Gitt - Pasadena, CA

300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 200 Pasadena, CA 91101

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Pasadena Labor and Employment Lawyer

Overview

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...

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.

About Cynthia Gitt

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Practice Areas

  • 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

  • 80%

Qualifications

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

Other Affiliations

  • 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)

Classes and Seminars

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

Past 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

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.

Articles

Published Works

  • Labor and Employment

Office Information

Address

300 North Lake Avenue, Suite 200 Pasadena, CA 91101

Fax

  • (626) 229-1917

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Cynthia Gitt on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • 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

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