Eric Witt

Baker & Hostetler LLP

$ $$$

Wilshire Boulevard 11601
Los Angeles 90025 CA US

Eric W. Witt is a pragmatic employment litigator, helping employers efficiently resolve employment disputes, frequently including wage and hour class action cases. A thoughtful communicator, he also counsels employers on complying with state and federal employment laws and on human resources matters.

Experience :

  • Drafted a successful motion for summary judgment that established legitimate business reasons for termination of an under-performing employee at a specialty medical practice accused of wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation.
  • Drafted a successful motion to dismiss on behalf of a regional trucking company accused of disability discrimination. The motion was based on the fact that the medical condition alleged by the plaintiff was not recognized as a disability under California law.
  • Successfully opposed plaintiff’s motion for certification of a class of farm workers alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act by demonstrating that class members were not similarly situated.
  • Counseled a national distributor of office equipment on how to respond to an employee request for accommodations for a physical disability.
  • Advised a trucking company regarding the proper classification of workers as employees or contractors.

Memberships : Kennedy Inn of Court (Sacramento)

Community : Washington and Lee University Alumni Association: Undergraduate applicant interviewer.

Education :

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

Admissions : Arizona, California.

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Wilshire Boulevard 11601
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