Advocates For Workplace Fairness

Outten & Golden LLP

Attorneys Wayne N. Outten and Anne Golden founded our employment law firm, Outten & Golden LLP, in 1998 with the goal of being advocates for workplace fairness. Over 18 years later, our founding attorneys, along with our 51 attorneys, continue to work toward that original goal by placing excellence and integrity at the forefront of all that we do. From our office locations in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC, we proudly, and exclusively, represent the interests of employees from across the United States in the following matters:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration
  • Employment contracts, partnerships and noncompete agreements
  • Executive compensation, benefits and bonuses
  • International employment law
  • Layoffs and closings
  • Leaves of absence
  • Legal consulting services
  • Litigation and class actions
  • Privacy and technology
  • Terminations, separation agreements and U-5s
  • Wage and hour and overtime disputes
  • Whistleblowing and retaliation

At Outten & Golden LLP, we pride ourselves on ensuring that we always treat our clients with respect and dignity. Our promise to provide high-quality legal services includes promising our clients that we will be available, prompt, efficient and communicative. By providing our clients with information regarding their rights and reminding them through our interactions of their value, we hope to empower them, while working to protect their rights and their interests.

Because we continuously strive for excellence and value ethics and professionalism above all else, our firm has enjoyed a long record of success, which has earned our firm a number of honors. Those honors include U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers* listing us among the Best Law Firms for 2015, The Legal 500 listing our firm on its roster for 2014 and our firm's AV Preeminent** peer rating according to Martindale-Hubbell.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
**AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Wayne Outten was listed as one of the top 100 Superlawyers in the NY Metro area 2006 - 2014

Mr. Swartz, Ms. Greene, and Ms. Bien were selected to Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014

Jahan Sagafi has been selected to Northern California Rising Stars 2009-2011, and selected to Northern California Super Lawyers 2014

Adam T. Klein was selected for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2012 - 2014

From The Legal 500 United States 2013, Outten & Golden LLP is the 'premier plaintiffs' employment firm in New York and at the very top of the premier firms nationally'

Listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of preeminent lawyers and law firms

The Firm is listed as a NYC Tier One firm

Justin M. Swartz was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2011 and 2012

Jack A. Raisner, Tammy Marzigliano and Ossai Miazad were selected to Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014

Katherine Blostein was selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2014

Wendi S. Lazar was selected for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in American in 2013 and 2014

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'

A number of Outten & Golden Lawyers have been listed in NY Magazine's Best Lawyers Edition for many years. The 2013 and 2014 editions list Wayne Outten, Anne Golden, Adam Klein, Laurence Moy, Wendi Lazar, and Lewis Steel

Wayne Outten, Anne Golden, and Laurence Moy were listed in Super Lawyers in 2006 - 2014; Adam Klein and Paul Mollica 2007 - 2014; Lewis Steel 2007 - 2009; Kathleen Peratis and Lori L. Deem 2008 - 2014

Rachel M. Bein, Cara E. Greene were selected as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2012

Rene Roupinian was selected to Super Lawyers in 2014

Wayne Outten was selected for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America in 2007

Adam T. Klein, Wendi S. Lazar, Wayne N. Outten, Justin M. Swartz, and René Roupinian have been listed in the Legal 500 directory under Mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation: labor and employment

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

Highest rating by Martindale Hubbell since its inception

Wayne Outten was listed as Best Lawyer of the Year in the categories of Labor & Employment Law (2010, New York City) and Litigation—Labor & Employment (2012, New York City)

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Practice Areas

  • 70%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee

All Practice Areas

  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • Employment & Labor: Employee

Super Lawyers Selected Attorneys

Outten & Golden LLP

1225 New York Avenue NW
Suite 1200B
Washington, DC 20005

PH: 202-751-4811

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