As a highly respected lawyer since 1971, Ms. Gitt has practiced in all aspects of employment law and in individual, collective, class actions and multi-party cases, including cases involving discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, accommodation of disabilities, retaliation, whistleblowing, employee misconduct, trade secrets, unfair competition, wage-hour violations, ERISA claims, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining agreements, labor arbitrations, workers’ compensation 132a cases, and just about anything else related to employment.Ms. Gitt also has served as an investigator and expert witness regarding such claims. She has practiced in California and Arizona, where she is admitted, and pro haec vice in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. She has argued cases before the Fourth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Ms. Gitt began her career as a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, first in the Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C. and then with the San Francisco Litigation Center. Ms. Gitt then ran an EEOC-funded Employment Discrimination Clinic at Wayne State University Law School, where she supervised students and tried cases. After moving to Los Angeles, Ms. Gitt worked for Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Ford & Harrison, and Epstein Becker & Green representing employers in all sorts of employment matters and union organizing settings. In 2006, Ms. Gitt was a co-founder of Brown Gitt Law Group in Pasadena, where she is still located. Prior to becoming an arbitrator and mediator, Ms. Gitt participated in hundreds of these proceedings as an advocate, and knows the ropes. Ms. Gitt is in the midst of winding down her practice in order to become a full-time neutral
ORGANIZATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
B.A., Wheaton College (Massachusetts), 1968
American Arbitration Association Mediator Training, 2016; Arbitrator Training, 2016, 2014
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Arbitration Training, 2005
Masters in Psychology, Pepperdine School of Education and Psychology, 2012
J.D. with Honors, George Washington University, 1971
Cynthia Gitt is available throughout the Western states.