OSSAI MIAZAD, is Partner and Co-Chair of the Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group, and is also active in the firm's Class & Collective Action Practice Group and Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group at Outten & Golden LLP. She represents employees in class action discrimination and wage and hour cases, as well as individual litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; executive and professional contracts and compensation. She has experience litigating before federal and state courts and FINRA arbitration panels.

Ms. Miazad co-chairs the ABA’s Subcommittee on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA"). She also serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA") and NELA’s New York affiliate ("NELA/NY"). Ms. Miazad regularly lectures and publishes on employment issues. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of "The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act," published by the American Bar Association’s ("ABA") Section of Labor and Employment Law.

OSSAI MIAZAD, is Partner and Co-Chair of the Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group and is also active in the firm's Class & Collective Action Practice Group and Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group at Outten & Golden LLP. She represents employees in class action discrimination and wage and hour cases, as well as individual litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including cases involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; executive and professional contracts and compensation. She has experience litigating before federal and state courts and FINRA arbitration panels.

Ms. Miazad regularly lectures and publishes on employment issues.  She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of "The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act," published by the American Bar Association’s ("ABA") Section of Labor and Employment Law, and serves as co-chair of the ABA’s Subcommittee on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA"). Ms. Miazad serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights and is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA") and NELA’s New York affiliate.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-chair, Subcommittee on USERRA of ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • Member, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association and New York affiliate
  • Member, New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights

Speaking Engagements

2014

  • Speaker: "Challenges to Nonselection Screening Devices (Credit History/Ex-Convict Status/Any Viability Left to Beazer?)", Title VII of the Civil Rights Act After 50 Years, NYU 67th Annual Conference on Labor, New York University
  • Panelist: The FMLA and USERRA, An Interactive Q&A Session, ABA Section of Labor and Employment, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting

2013

  • Panelist: "When Soldiers Return: USERRA and Rightful Place REinstatement", National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law

2012

  • "Wage and Hour Litigation - Part 1," National Employment Lawyers Association, New York affiliate Fall Conference (New York, NY)
  • "USERRA and Re-Employment Rights," American Bar Association Webinar

2011

  • “Employment Law Essentials” presentation on Parental and Medical Leave Law at the New York City Bar Association
  • “Employment Law for the General Practitioner & Corporate Counselor” at the New York State Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program
  • “Update on USERRA” at the ABA Section of Labor & Employment, FLSL Mid-Winter Meeting  

2010

  • “Employment Law Essentials” presentation on Parental and Medical Leave Law at the New York City Bar Association
  • “Update on USERRA” at the ABA Section of Labor & Employment, FLSL Mid-Winter Meeting  

2009

  • “Court & Federal Legislative Developments in Employment Law in 2009: What You Need to Know in This Changing Landscape” at the New York City Bar Association 
  • “Update on USERRA” at the ABA Section of Labor & Employment, FLSL Mid-Winter Meeting
  • “FMLA⁄ADA and USERRA Update” at the Colorado Bar Association, National CLE Conference

2008

  • “Applying for Statutory Attorneys’ Fees, From A to Z” at the Fall Conference for the National Employment Lawyers Association, New York affiliate.

Publications

  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, with 2013 Cumulative Supplement, George R. Wood and Ossai Miazad, Editors-in-Chief, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee (Originally published in 2009) 2013 Cumulative Supplement
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
    Ossai Miazad & George R. Wood, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2009
Awards & Recognition
  • 2013: Selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers