partnerships

Outten & Golden continually fosters and maintains active partnerships and alliances with other organizations that work on behalf of workplace and civil rights. Our lawyers provide a wide array of services, training, technical assistance, and other support to attorneys and advocates at many non-profit organizations. For example, O&G attorneys:

  • Co-author amicus briefs with non-profit advocacy groups;
  • Provide support and advice to advocates from the Legal Aid Society and Legal Services New York City on cases involving severance and settlement negotiations, complaints of discrimination and retaliation, and wage and hour issues;
  • Provide on-going support to a consortium of advocates dedicated to reducing barriers to employment for individuals with criminal records;
  • Have represented hundreds of members of the Restaurant Opportunities Center;
  • Participate in Lambda Legal’s Cooperating Attorney Network;
  • Consult with the member-based group Domestic Workers United on litigation strategies; and
  • Presented on workplace rights for the Grace Institute and the Low Wage Workers Task Force, among other activities;
  • Participate in on-going labor legal clinics with New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

O&G attorneys sit on the boards of many non-profit organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Workplace Fairness, Human Rights Watch, A Better Balance, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Queers for Economic Justice.

Outten & Golden is widely recognized for our public service work. In 2010, we were recognized by the HIV Law Project, Make the Road New York, MFY Legal Services, and Legal Services New York City