individual case news

sfgate.com—Bob Egelko
08.08.2016

Lawyers should be prohibited from engaging in sexual harassment in court, in the office or at their firms’ social gatherings, representatives of the nation’s largest legal organization decided Monday in an action that will affect disciplinary rules around the nation. Outten & Golden LLP partner Wendi S. Lazar is quoted.

The Morning Call/4 Traders—Scott Kraus
06.25.2016

Talen Energy has offered one of its top executives a $400,000 bonus to stay with the company through its conversion to a privately owned power production and marketing firm under the control of New York-based private equity firm Riverstone Holdings, a government filing shows. Outten & Golden LLP managing partner Wayne N. Outten is quoted.

Bloomberg BNA — Samson Habte
06.07.2016

The ABA's ethics committee and other constituent groups have filed a resolution and report asking the policy-making House of Delegates to amend the Model Rules of Professional Conduct so that lawyers would be subject to professional discipline for engaging in workplace harassment or discrimination. Outten & Golden LLP partner Wendi S. Lazar is quoted.

The Morning Call—Matt Assad and Scott Kraus
06.06.2016

Talen Energy stock took a beating in its first year, but in what's become a familiar scenario in corporate America, its struggles will almost certainly translate into a big payday for its CEO, Paul Farr. Outten & Golden LLP managing partner Wayne N. Outten is quoted.

The New York Daily News—Richard Morgan
05.05.2016

Office romances are more accepted than ever in the workplace — except at the very top. While studies show that more co-workers are mixing business and pleasure, companies are increasingly taking a zero tolerance approach to any high-level hanky-panky for fear of legal retaliation, damage to office morale and other problems. Outten & Golden LLP partner Kathleen Peratis is quoted.

thestreet.com—Emily Stewart
03.24.2016
Law360—Vin Gurrieri
03.16.2016

President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped moderate Judge Merrick B. Garland of the D.C. Circuit to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court left by Justice Antonin Scalia, an appointment that experts say could favor employees... Outten & Golden LLP Of Counsel Paul W. Mollica is quoted.