The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
honors + affiliations
Member, Board of Advisors for the Institute of Corporate Counsel
Member, Editorial Board for Matthew Bender's Labor and Employment Law Bulletin
Member, American Bar Association, The Motion Picture, Television, Cable, and Radio Division of the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
Member, American Bar Association and State of California Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section
Lifetime Member, Women In Film
Listed, Southern California Super Lawyer (2007, 2009–2013)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
- Los Angeles
300 South Grand Ave, 22nd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3132
Barbara A. Fitzgerald is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Fitzgerald focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, employment torts, individual and class wage and hour claims, unfair competition, grievance, and arbitration. Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Ms. Fitzgerald also counsels clients on matters such as employee terminations; employment contracts and noncompetition agreements; development of employee manuals, policies, and procedures; wage hour compliance; and general employee relations matters.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Fitzgerald was a labor and employment partner at an international law firm in Los Angeles.
Ms. Fitzgerald is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.
- University of Southern California Law School, 1990, J.D.
- University of California, Davis, 1983, B.S.