Eric Witt has substantial experience representing businesses in employment litigation matters. He has successfully represented businesses defending against a wide range of allegations in the workplace, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination, as well as wage and hour claims brought on a class or representative basis under federal and state law, including the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

    Eric represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and obtained favorable resolutions of claims either brought by or investigated by the agencies. Eric also leads and supports employers through complex workplace investigations.

    Eric also regularly advises employers on compliance with laws governing the employment relationship and resolution of personnel issues.

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    • Drafted a brief on behalf of a client resulting in decertification of a collective action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act alleging failure to pay overtime wages.
    • Successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of a specialty medical practice that was sued by a former employee for discrimination and wrongful termination.
    • Drafted numerous motions compelling plaintiffs to arbitrate their legal claims on an individual basis.
    • Drafted motions to dismiss narrowing, and in one case entirely defeating, plaintiffs’ claims.
    • Resolved cases on favorable terms through mediation.

    Education

    • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., Washington Law Review, Articles Editor, 2008
    • Washington and Lee University, B.A., honors, magna cum laude, 2004

    Admissions

    • Alaska, 2020
    • Arizona, 2013
    • California, 2009
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