Amy J. Gittler

 

Amy J. Gittler
Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis LLP
2398 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1060, Phoenix, Arizona 85016
602.714.7057 | Direct     602.714.7045 | Fax
gittlera@jacksonlewis.com     www.jacksonlewis.com

 

AMY J. GITTLER is the Managing Partner of the Phoenix Office of Jackson Lewis LLP. She advises, counsels, and defends corporations and business professionals in all aspects of employment, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and employment discrimination. Amy is a frequent lecturer in the area of employment law and regularly conducts harassment prevention training programs for businesses.

Amy has been selected for "Best Lawyers in America®," as a Southwest Super Lawyer, and one of the top employment lawyers in Chambers USA. In 2006, Amy was named one of the top 500 litigators in the country by Law Dragon. Amy has also been recognized by the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association as one of 100 Outstanding Women and Minority Leaders.

In 1983, Amy argued and prevailed before the United States Supreme Court in Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris, a case which held it is unlawful for an employer to pay lower monthly benefits to women than men upon retirement.

Amy has successfully:

  • Represented employers in state and federal court in the full range of employment matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, ERISA, whistleblowing, and wage and hour claims;
     

  • Obtained summary judgment in state and federal court in cases alleging wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and national origin discrimination;
     

  • Arbitrated matters through the American Arbitration Association;
     

  • Defended and prosecuted cases involving noncompetes and nonsolicitation agreements, obtaining injunctions against former employees; and
     

  • Defended hundreds of charges before the EEOC and ACRD.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Amy was a member of the law firm of Frazer Ryan Goldberg Arnold & Gittler LLP. Early in her career, Amy was Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public interest, where her practice concentrated in the areas of employment discrimination and the rights of persons with mental and physical disabilities. Amy graduated from Northwestern Law School and obtained her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College.

 

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