KATHERINE BLOSTEIN is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Executives & Professionals Practice Group. She represents employees in public and private companies in negotiation of employment, severance, non-competition, expatriate, and international assignment agreements. She also represents teams of employees, founders and partners in employment related situations during a sale, merger and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Blostein represents employees in various industries, including financial services (on the buy and sell side), entertainment, advertising, media, technology, fashion, and consumer goods and services. She also represents attorneys, accounting professionals, doctors and other medical practitioners in employment related matters. Ms. Blostein is also a member of the Firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights Practice Group.

Ms. Blostein is a member of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law, where she is an active member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities and International Labor and Employment Law Committees. She is also a member of NELA/NY and NYSBA. Ms. Blostein and Ms. Wendi S. Lazar co-authored a chapter titled "Executive Employment Agreements" published in the Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide (BNA) and an article, “Executive Pay: Skydiving with a New Parachute,” published by BNA. Ms. Blostein is Associate Editor (2015 Cumulative Supplement), assisted in the research and writing of a major treatise on international restrictive covenants, titled “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey" published by BNA. She was also a contributor to “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements” published in International Labor & Employment Law, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1B by BNA.

 

KATHERINE BLOSTEIN is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Executives & Professionals Practice Group. She represents employees in public and private companies in negotiation of employment, severance, non-competition, expatriate, and international assignment agreements. She also represents teams of employees, founders and partners in employment related situations during a sale, merger and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Blostein represents employees in various industries, including financial services (on the buy and sell side), entertainment, advertising, media, technology, fashion, and consumer goods and services. She also represents attorneys, accounting professionals, doctors and other medical practitioners in employment related matters. Ms. Blostein is also a member of the Firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights Practice Group.

Ms. Blostein is a member of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law, where she is an active member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities and International Labor and Employment Law Committees. She is also a member of NELA/NY and NYSBA. Ms. Blostein and Ms. Wendi S. Lazar co-authored a chapter titled "Executive Employment Agreements" published in the Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide (BNA) and an article, “Executive Pay: Skydiving with a New Parachute,” published by BNA. Ms. Blostein is Associate Editor (2015 Cumulative Supplement), assisted in the research and writing of a major treatise on international restrictive covenants, titled “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey" published by BNA. She was also a contributor to “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements” published in International Labor & Employment Law, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1B by BNA.

Ms. Blostein graduated from New York Law School where she was a member of the Executive Board of the Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and an affiliate of the Center for International Law. She earned her B.A. from Brandeis University.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA/NY)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (Section of Labor & Employment Law, Contracts & Executive Compensation Subcommittee of Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee (ERR))

Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 Speaker: "Minimum Wage, Overtime, Pay Equity, and Discussion of Wages," Recent Developments in New York Emloyment Law, New York City Bar
  • 2015 Speaker: "Does the Work Day Ever End? How Employers, Unions and Employees are Grappling with Email, Social Media, BYOD and On-Call Responsibilities Around the Clock and Around the Globe," ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting
  • 2015 Moderator: "Basic Employment Law Issues in Central & South America", Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law
  • 2013 Speaker: “But I’m Special: Industry-Specific Executive Compensation and Contract Issues”, American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting
  • 2011 Lecturer: “Ensuring Real “Win-Win” Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions,” ABA Annual Meeting
  • 2010 Lecturer: “Digging Into the Pot of Gold – Executive Compensation Cutbacks and Take-Aways,” ABA ERR Midwinter Meeting

Publications

  • 2017 Author: "Reforming Labor and Employment Laws to Improve the Economy: Comparing American and French Approaches," Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog, May 3, 2017
  • 2015 Associate Editor: “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey,” treatise published by BNA
  • 2014 Co-author with Wendi S. Lazar: Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements: Cutting a Path Through the Regulatory Thicket, Bloomberg BNA, Pensions and Benefits Daily, July 2, 2014
  • 2010 Contributor: “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey,” treatise published by BNA
  • 2009 Co-Author with Wendi Lazar: “Executive Employment Agreements” in Executive Compensation Library Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
  • 2009 Co-Author: “Changing Economy Impacts Executive Pay” in Pension & Benefits Daily by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
  • 2009 Contributor: “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements” published in International Labor & Employment Law, 3rd Ed., Vol. 1B by Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Employment Law Blog

  • Jennifer Lawrence Says Hollywood Gender Pay Gap Shouldn't be a Part of the Real-Life American Hustle, October 16, 2015
  • NYSBA event recap: Outten & Golden Partner Wendi Lazar presents workshop on "sweat equity" in start-ups, June 9, 2015
  • International Lawyers as Clients, May 21, 2015
  • Mandatory Arbitration: Searching for Fairness, March 26, 2015

Awards & Recognition

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers Top Women 2015-2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014-2015
  • John Marshall Harlan Scholar, New York Law School