Los Angeles, California 90067
Mr. Besch is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Downtown Los Angeles office.
He maintains a broad class action and single plaintiff litigation practice representing public and private employers in both unionized and non-unionized work environments. His class action experience includes numerous cases filed under state and federal anti-discrimination laws and under state and federal wage and hour laws. His single plaintiff experiences have included multiple lawsuits in federal and California state courts defending against claims of wrongful termination, violations of leave laws, employment discrimination, retaliation, privacy, and sexual and other forms of harassment.
An accomplished appellate advocate and trial attorney, Mr. Besch has handled cases through verdict, including before a jury, as well as at the appellate level. He has been an advocate and presented oral argument before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. His trial experience includes matters in the Superior Court as well as before various administrative agencies. Additionally, he has represented employers in a variety of trial proceedings before the Regions of the National Labor Relations Board and on review before the Board.
In addition to litigation expertise, Mr. Besch maintains a multi-faceted counseling practice advising on employee discipline, termination and wage and hour issues. He has maintained a particular emphasis on advice concerning reductions in force, the federal WARN Act, the California Mini-WARN Act, and corporate transactions.
|Areas of Practice||1) Labor & Employment, 2) Wage & Hour Litigation, 3) Complex Discrimination Litigation, 4) Employment Litigation, 5) California Labor Code Litigation, 6) Workplace Counseling & Solutions, 7) Labor & Employee Relations and 8) California Wage & Hour Litigation|
|Law School||UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1997)|
|Education||Amherst College (B.A.,1993)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.