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Susan Huhta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Washington, DC

Outten & Golden LLP
601 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 200W
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-935-9499
Fax: 202-847-4410
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Washington DC Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

Attorney Susan Huhta is a partner with Outten & Golden LLP law firm, and she leads the firm's Individual Practice Group from its law office in Washington, D.C. Regarded as one of the leading employment lawyers in the country, Ms. Schwartz provides exceptional counsel, advocacy and support to clients across her region and beyond who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Employment law litigation at the state and federal levels

·       Appeals and administrative hearings

·       Workplace discrimination and harassment

·       Wrongful termination

·       Wage and hour disputes

·       Other employment law matters

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Huhta has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of employees who have suffered discrimination, harassment or other serious violations of their rights as workers. Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, she has managed the Employment and Public Accommodations Projects at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Today, Ms. Huhta serves on the National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Council, and she is a board member of The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs as well as First Shift. She has also served as president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and she is an active member of various local, state and national legal organizations.

Recognized for her professionalism and service, Ms. Huhta has earned consistent designation from The Best Lawyers in America, and Lawdragon 500 named her to its 2021 Leading Plaintiff Employment & Civil Rights Lawyers list in the United States. She has also received many other top rankings and endorsements from her peers, and she holds a "Superb" client rating on Avvo and earned the site's Clients' Choice Award. 

Ms. Huhta is a graduate of Cornell University and a cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Law. She is admitted to practice the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and District of Columbia Circuits and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

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Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Discrimination

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Susan Huhta

First Admitted: 1994, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.outtengolden.com/lawyer-attorney/susan-huhta

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs
  • The United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and the District of Maryland; the United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and for the Fourth Circuit; and the United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
  • Past President, Washington Council of Lawyers, 1998
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, MWELA, 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs
  • Member, Leadership Advisory Committee, National Women’s Law Center
  • Member, Board of Directors, First Shift
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C. Chapter
  • Member, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA)
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association, D.C. Chapter
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker: "Things To Look For In Settlement Agreements," NELA 2019 Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, Speaker, Things To Look For In Settlement Agreements, NELA 2019 Annual Convention, 2019
  • Speaker: "MWELA Virtual Seminar: Big Jury Trial Wins Against The Federal Government," Outten & Golden, 2022
  • Speaker: "Changing Currents in Employment Law 2018: Recent Trends and Developments in the Use of Experts in Employment Cases," District of Columbia Bar CLE Program, Washington, D.C., Speaker, Changing Currents in Employment Law 2018: Recent Trends and Developments in the Use of Experts in Employment Cases, 2018
  • "Title VII Retaliation Updates," Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Panelist, Title VII Retaliation Updates, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2018
  • “#WeToo in the Legal Workplace," National Association of Women Judges, 13th Annual Meeting with the Congressional Women’s Caucus, Washington, D.C., Panelist, #WeToo in the Legal Workplace, National Association of Women Judges, 13th Annual Meeting with the Congressional Women’s Caucus, 2018
  • Looking Forward and Looking Back: Using the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Discriminatory Gender/Pregnancy Stereotyping to Challenge Discrimination Against New Mothers, Susan E. Huhta, Westfall and Williams, 7 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol'y J. 303, 2003, Author, Looking Forward and Looking Back: Using the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Discriminatory Gender/Pregnancy Stereotyping to Challenge Discrimination Against New Mothers, 2003

Honors/Awards

  • 2021, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • 2021, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • 2020, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2020
  • 2022, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • 2019 recipient, 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, Lawdragon, 2019
  • 2020 Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • 2019 “Best Lawyers in America” for individual employment representation, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2019
  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2019
  • 2016-2018 “Top 100 Lawyers,” (civil plaintiff’s side), National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Lawyers (Civil Plaintiff's Side), National Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • 2018 “Clients’ Choice Award” Avvo, Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2018
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Washington’s Top Lawyers, Individual Rights, 2010
  • Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
  • Member, Order of the Coif, Member, Order of the Coif
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Office Location for Susan Huhta

601 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Suite 200W
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: 202-935-9499

Fax: 202-847-4410

Last Updated: 5/18/2022

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