Paul's incredible depth of knowledge and wealth of practical employment-law experience will be invaluable to the firm's class action work
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 2, 2010
Outten & Golden LLP announced that Paul W. Mollica has joined the firm as Of Counsel, bringing over 20 years of experience in civil rights, employment discrimination, and ERISA, including nation-wide class action litigation.
Mr. Mollica will work in Outten & Golden's new Chicago office, which O&G plans to open in early 2011. He joins the firm's class action and impact litigation practice, which prosecutes cases involving a wide range of employment issues, including economic exploitation, gender- and race-based discrimination, wage and hour violations, and other systemic workers' rights issues.
"Paul's incredible depth of knowledge and wealth of practical employment-law experience will be invaluable to the firm's class action work," said Adam T. Klein, partner and co-chair of the Class Action Practice Group.
Before joining Outten & Golden, Mr. Mollica was a partner in the firm of Meites Mulder, Mollica & Glink. He and his firm represented plaintiffs in class, collective and public interest litigation covering all aspects of the federal civil rights laws (including employment, constitutional and voting rights, housing and public accommodations), as well as ERISA, securities, qui tam, insurance law and other complex litigation. Mr. Mollica has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and many amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals.
He is a frequent author and lecturer in the area of employment discrimination. He served as executive editor on the recently-published Fourth Edition of Lindemann and Grossman's Employment Discrimination Law (2007), and was associate editor or reviewer on the volume's 2000, 2002, 2008 and current supplements. In 2008, he was named an Advisor to the American Law Institute's Employment Law Restatement and was admitted to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
In 2008, Mr. Mollica was honored by the Illinois Public Defenders Association with their annual "Award of Excellence." He is also a two-term past president of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a public-interest bar association. He has been a member of the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Governors since 2001, a member of its Executive Committee since 2009.
"Outten & Golden is a national powerhouse in the field of representing the rights of employees. It's going to be my honor to be associated with it," Mr. Mollica said.
Mr. Mollica earned a B.A., from The College of the University of Chicago and a J.D., with honors, from DePaul University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and in various federal district and appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court.