Outten & Golden is Recognized by Legal 500 as “… the Premier Plaintiffs’ Employment Firm in New York and at the Very Top of the Premier Firms Nationally”

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Legal 500, an independent legal guide, has recommended Outten & Golden as a top tier firm, and has recognized four partners for their work in the areas of mass tort and class action litigation and plaintiff representation in labor and employment matters

The firm has ‘smart, tenacious’ and ‘effective lawyers’

The Legal 500 United States 2013 released its 2013 results Monday, recommending plaintiff employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP and four of the firm’s partners for their work in the areas of mass tort and class action litigation and plaintiff representation in labor and employment matters.

The Legal 500, now in its 26th year, is an independent guide, with firms and individuals recommended purely on merit. It is widely recognized as the world’s largest referral guide. According to the Legal 500’s website, the Legal 500 United States is the only guide to recommend firms on a national basis, and in 2013, recommended only 311 firms. Outten & Golden LLP is honored to be among those select few and to be recommended as a Top Tier Firm in the practice areas of mass tort and class action litigation, and plaintiff representation in labor and employment matters.

As quoted in The Legal 500 United States 2013 guide, released June 3rd,

“Outten & Golden LLP is the ‘premier plaintiffs’ employment firm in New York and at the very top of the premier firms nationally’. The firm has ‘smart, tenacious’ and ‘effective lawyers’ and is primarily based in New York, with additional offices in Connecticut, Illinois and California. The firm acts for plaintiffs, including executives and partners, from all industries, but has specialist expertise in the media and production industry and represents clients in matters involving former or current employers and potential future employers.”

In addition, four of the firm’s partners are highlighted in the guide: managing partner Wayne N. Outten and Wendi S. Lazar, co-chairs of the firm’s Executives & Professionals Practice, and Adam T. Klein and Justin M. Swartz, co-chairs of the firm’s Class & Collective Action Practice Group.

“Founding and managing partner Wayne Outten, co-chair of the executives and professionals practice group, is ‘considered to be one of the deans of the plaintiffs’ employment bar nationally’. Adam Klein, chair of the firm’s class action practice group, is ‘one of the best and most knowledgeable employment class litigators in the country’ and is currently serving as co-lead counsel in Chen-Oster v Goldman Sachs. The firm is also representing interns against Hearst and Fox for unpaid internships. The ‘excellent’ Justin Swartz is currently representing workers in overtime lawsuits against employers including CVS, Boston Market, Bovis, Family Dollar, TD Ameritrade, Starbucks and JPMorgan Chase. Wendi Lazar, co-chair of the executives and professionals practice group, is recommended.”

Outten & Golden LLP focuses on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters both domestically and internationally. The firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including bonuses, commissions, and stock/ option agreements); and advises professionals (including doctors and lawyers) on contractual issues. It also represents employees with a wide variety of claims, including discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, as well as retaliation, whistleblower, and contract claims. The firm handles class action involving a wide range of employment issues, including economic exploitation, gender- and race-based discrimination, wage-and-hour violations, violations of the WARN Act, and other systemic workers' rights issues.

In addition to the firm’s Executive & Professionals and Class & Collective Action Practice Groups highlighted by The Legal 500, Outten & Golden has eight other practice groups: Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, WARN Act, and Appellate Litigation.

Partner Adam Klein is also listed in The Legal 500 United States 2013 "leading lawyers" list for Litigation - Mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation - labor and employment.

For media inquiries, please contact Wayne N. Outten, Managing Partner, (212) 245-1000.

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