Greg Fortescue is an experienced trial attorney representing employers and individuals involved in wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, breach of contract, whistleblower, and wage and hour litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal court, private arbitration, and before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Employment Development Department, and the California Labor Commissioner. Mr. Fortescue also provides advice and counsel regarding employee discipline and separations, disability accommodations and leave issues, employee handbooks and personnel policies, and sexual harassment prevention training. His clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to single owner start-ups and operating across multiple sectors, including healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and technology.
For nearly six years, Mr. Fortescue served as the California Supreme Court’s Lead Attorney handling all State Bar matters, including reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing briefs, petitions, motions, and other pertinent documents filed in attorney discipline and admission cases, and proposed amendments and additions to the California Rules of Court, Rules of Professional Conduct, and other rules of the State Bar. A recognized expert in legal ethics, Mr. Fortescue acted as the court’s liaison to the second Commission for the Revision of the Rules of Professional Conduct and subsequently presented its work to the court, leading to approval of the first comprehensive revision of these rules in 29 years. Mr. Fortescue also acted as the court’s liaison to the Malpractice Insurance Working Group and the Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services. Greg is a Contributing Editor to the professional responsibility chapter of Chin, Wiseman, Callahan and Exelrod, California Practice Guide: Employment Litigation (The Rutter Group, a division of West, a Thomson Reuters business).
J.D., 2006 — UC Hastings College of the Law
M.F.A., 1991 — American Conservatory Theater
B.G.S., 1988 — University of Michigan