WENDI S. LAZAR, Partner & Co-Chair of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group at Outten & Golden LLP, has been practicing employment law since 1993, with a focus on representing employees in the negotiation of executive employment agreements, non-competition and severance agreements, and multinational employment issues. She also advises clients and other attorneys concerning employment-related immigration and international law. Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Ms. Lazar as an AV “Preeminent” rated attorney, the highest such attorney rating available, and she was named to Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the field of Employment Law – Individuals. Ms. Lazar was also recognized by Super Lawyers in 2012.
Ms. Lazar is the plaintiff Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section’s International Labor and Employment Law Committee. Ms. Lazar is a member of both the National Employment Lawyers Association and a member of its New York affiliate; Diversity Co-Chair and member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section; and an active member of a number of other ABA and NYSBA committees. Ms. Lazar regularly lectures on employment issues to bar associations and industry groups and has had numerous legal articles and book chapters published. She co-authored as Co-Editor In-Chief, "Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey," published in 2010 by the BNA and its supplements through 2013, which includes the chapter “Confidentiality, Trade Secrets, and Other Duties and Restrictive Covenants in a Global Economy.” In addition, she is also the author of the chapter “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements," in the 3rd Edition of Vol. 1B of International Labor & Employment Law, published in 2009 by the BNA.