Outten & Golden believes that the experience and capabilities of these five associates will contribute to the firm’s ability to advocate effectively for the rights of employees.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, announces that five new associates have joined its growing practice of representing employees in all areas of employment law, including in individual and class actions.
Two of the associates join the firm after several years of experience litigating on behalf of, and providing advice and representation to, clients at legal services organizations in New York City:
- Cyrus E. Dugger, a 2006 graduate of New York University School of Law, was previously a staff attorney for the South Brooklyn Legal Services Foreclosure Prevention Project, where he litigated predatory lending and foreclosure defense cases on behalf of low-income homeowners. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Victoria A. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and as the first Senior Fellow in Civil Justice at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy.
- Elizabeth Wagoner, a 2007 graduate of University of Texas School of Law, was previously a Senior Staff Attorney for Employment and Immigration Initiatives with Make the Road New York. She has successfully litigated misclassification, minimum wage, overtime, and retaliation cases in federal court on behalf of employees in a variety of industries. In addition to her litigation docket, Ms. Wagoner provided technical and legal support for Make the Road New York’s employment law policy initiatives.
Three of the associates are more recent graduates who nonetheless have experience and interest in advocating for the rights of individuals:
- Reena Arora, a 2008 graduate of New York University School of Law, was a fellow from 2008-2011 with the MAP Foundation (a non-governmental organization in Thailand), where she worked to protect the labor and employment rights of Burmese migrant workers. She is also the New York University (NYU) Public Interest Fellow at the firm.
- Amber C. Trzinski, a 2009 graduate of University of Denver School of Law, was previously a staff attorney at Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Ms. Trzinski was also a clerk for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Carmel Mushin, a 2010 graduate of Emory University School of Law, joined Outten & Golden LLP after working with the firm as a law clerk while she was a student. While in law school, she earned a Human Rights Certificate and Pro Bono Publico Award.
Outten & Golden believes that the experience and capabilities of these five associates will contribute to the firm’s ability to advocate effectively for the rights of employees in individual transactions, claims, and litigations and in class and collective actions.
The firm’s Eleven Practice Groups are Executives & Professionals, Securities & Financial Services Industry, Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Family Responsibilities and Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, WARN, Appellate Litigation, and Workplace Privacy, Technology, and E-Discovery.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, and Stamford, CT.