John Fitzsimmons has almost three decades of experience handling the most complex and high-stakes issues in the area of employment law. John’s sound judgment, creativity and deep experience in a wide variety of areas allows him to help clients reach their business goals and avoid risk.
John represents employers in the varied aspects of employment law they face each day. He concentrates his practice on the defense of employers in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other employment-related litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before local, state and federal agencies.
A skilled litigator, John advises and defends employers and litigates employment-related claims involving intellectual property, including prosecution and defense of claims involving trade secrets and proprietary information, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements and employee mobility issues.
He defends employers in California and federal wage and hour litigation, including class actions. John also counsels employers on labor-management matters, including union avoidance, union organizing, corporate campaigns, and collective bargaining. He represents employers in labor arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
Additionally, John conducts counseling and training for employers regarding employment issues arising in both their day-to-day operations and their significant business milestones.
Prior to his legal career, John was a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1994.
Professional and Community Involvement
Director, International Relations Research Association San Diego Chapter
Vice president, La Jolla Youth Soccer League
President, La Jolla Youth Inc.
Director, USO San Diego Chapter