University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with highest honors, 2011; Editorial Board, North Carolina Law Review, 2010-11
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with honors, 2007, Phi Beta Kappa
Fitz Barringer advises and represents clients in the resolution of complex commercial disputes and employment litigation. His experience includes defending corporations and business executives in class action litigation, contractual disagreements and employment matters in both state and federal court. Fitz also has experience representing clients before administrative agencies and licensing boards, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the North Carolina Department of Labor and the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners.
In addition to his litigation practice, Fitz works with corporate and nonprofit clients to avoid legal disputes through prudent management, compliance and organizational practices. In particular, he regularly advises corporations, employers, philanthropic institutions and fraternal organizations in sound employment and risk management policies.
Honors & Awards
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Star, business litigation, 2017
Serves as counsel to a leading solar developer in a multimillion-dollar contract dispute and separate litigation involving a former corporate executive.
Represents a university in defense of discrimination and retaliation litigation brought by a former vice president under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Represents a leading construction materials manufacturer in defense of race and national origin discrimination litigation pending in the Western District of North Carolina.
Represents a medical software company in a breach of contract dispute in North Carolina state court.
Represents a Fortune 20 telecommunications company in defense of a series of cases alleging False Claims Act and other claims related to the alleged under-collection of certain government taxes.
Represents national employers in litigation and administrative proceedings involving race, national origin, age and gender discrimination.
Achieved dismissal of a putative federal court class action against a consumer-products manufacturer alleging unfair trade practices.
Won denial of class certification and dismissal of all claims against a hospital system in a putative class action claim involving patient billing.
Negotiated resolution of products liability litigation on behalf of a global manufacturer.
Represented a certified public accountant in a malpractice complaint filed with the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners.
Advises national employers and municipal governments on compliance and compensation issues with respect to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Advises governmental entities in compliance issues involving North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws.
Advises fraternal organizations and university-affiliated institutions in sound risk management and compliance practices.
News & Events
- June 26, 2017
- April 26, 2017
- Jan. 26, 2017
- March 25, 2016
- March 4, 2016
- Oct. 8, 2012
- DOL’s New Regulations Governing Exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime-Pay Requirements Make It Harder for Workers to be ExemptMay 18, 2016Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Fourth Circuit Holds Business Judgment Rule Does Not Protect Corporate Officers Who Fail to Act in an Informed MannerSept. 15, 2015Robinson Bradshaw Publication
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder, Middle District of North Carolina, 2011-12
- Lakewood Preschool Corporation, Board of Directors, Vice Chair
- Mecklenburg County Adult Indigent Defender List, Volunteer Attorney