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.
Licensed since 1971
|MI||Not authorized to practice-Administrative||1971||06/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Who's Who Professional of the Year in Labor & Employment Law||Strathmore||2012|
|Top 10 Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2012|
|Top 10 Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2011|
|Top 10 Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2010|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2010|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2009|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2008|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2007|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2006|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2005|
|Superlawyer||Los Angeles Magazine||2004|
|Partner||Brown Gitt Law Group, LLP||2006 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Epstein Becker & Green, PC||2005 - 2006|
|Shareholder||Epstein Becker & Green, PC||1991 - 2005|
|Associate||Morgan Lewis & Bockius||1991 - 1994|
|Partner||Ford & Harrison, LLP||1984 - 1991|
|Associate||Morgan Lewis & Bockius||1978 - 1984|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pepperdine University||Psychology||MA - Masters||2012|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Wheaton College, Wheaton IL||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|