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Cynthia Elizabeth Gitt

Litigation Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 44 years
    California - CA 49 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 52 years
    Michigan - MI 52 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found

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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.

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Location

Brown Gitt Law Group ALC
155 North Lake Avenue, Suite 800
Pasadena, CA, 91101

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Posted by Delores | April 14, 2020
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Vice President Human Resources
Cynthia Gitt is a brilliant employment attorney and I highly recommend her to any company for employment law support. I have had the distinct pleasure of having her on retainer at two different apparel companies since 2002. While I was the Vice President of Human Resources at Apparel Ventures and she was still at Epstein, Becker and Green, we retained her to help us with an employment issue that she was able to guide us to a successful resolution. We continued to work with her to help us develop employment policies and employment handbook. I changed jobs to work as VP HR for a start-up denim company and Cynthia started Brown & Gitt Law. I brought her on retainer very early and Cynthia and her team helped us put all HR policies and procedure in place. When we had an employee file a wrongful termination lawsuit, her extraordinary knowledge and skills help us to resolve the issue to our satisfaction. She was quick to respond to my calls and always had the information I needed and if not, she researched the topic and got back to me in short order. She is steady and calm with a razor-sharp wit. She is strategic in her methodology and her knowledge of the law and the court systems is second to none. She was also well respected and liked by both management and the employees at both companies. I have the upmost respect and confidence in Cynthia Gitt’s abilities.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Pepperdine University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2012
  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton IL
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 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
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 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
  • Who's Who
  • Contintental
  • N/A
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
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"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
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Pasadena Litigation Lawyer Cynthia Elizabeth Gitt
Cynthia Elizabeth Gitt
Litigation Attorney
Pasadena, CA
Licensed for 52 years