Seasoned employment lawyer Susan E. Huhta has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Outten & Golden LLP and will lead its Individual Practice Group there.
Ms. Huhta comes to Outten & Golden with more than 20 years of experience representing employees, executives, professionals, and other individuals in a full range of employment-related matters. She is a skilled litigator who has successfully represented hundreds of employees in discrimination cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Ms. Huhta has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Washingtonian Magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers Association.
Before joining Outten & Golden, Ms. Huhta’s private practice focused not only on litigation but also on providing advice and counsel and negotiating resolutions of employment-related problems and disputes. For more than ten years, she also directed the Equal Employment Opportunity and Public Accommodations Projects at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs.
At Outten & Golden, Ms. Huhta will continue her practice of representing clients with respect to all aspects of workplace-related problems and disputes, including litigation.
Wayne N. Outten, founder and managing partner of Outten & Golden, said, “We are thrilled that Sue is joining the Outten & Golden team. Outten & Golden strives to provide excellent representation to employees nationwide, and Sue will enhance our ability to do so in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.”
Ms. Huhta said, “I am so honored and pleased to be joining Outten & Golden, a firm that prides itself on providing top-notch, indefatigable representation to individual employees in need. I can think of no better place to enhance my abilities to assist my clients and to achieve the results that those clients fully deserve.”
Ms. Huhta has written and spoken frequently on employment-related matters, as well as public accommodations law. In addition to working at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs, she previously was associated with Heller Huron Chertkof & Salzman PLLC and with Arnold & Porter LLP. She clerked for federal district court judge Barbara B. Crabb in the Western District of Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and is a graduate, cum laude, of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She is a member of the District of Columbia bar.
The firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office is led by David Lopez, who served as General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for more than six years under former President Barack Obama. That office also includes Peter Romer-Friedman, a litigator with an extraordinary combination of employment and public interest law experience, Sally J. Abrahamson, who litigates nationwide wage-and-hour class and collective action cases and is the co-chair of the firm’s LGBTQ Workplace Rights Practice Group, and Lucy Brierly Bansal, a member of the firm’s Class & Collective Action Practice Group. For more information about the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, please email @email
About Outten & Golden LLP
Outten & Golden LLP focuses on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters both domestically and internationally and is the largest firm in the United States that focuses exclusively on representing employees.
With offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., the firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including bonuses, commissions, and stock/option agreements); and advises professionals (including doctors and lawyers) on contractual issues. It also represents employees with a wide variety of claims, including discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, as well as retaliation, whistleblower, and contract claims. The firm handles class actions involving a wide range of employment issues, including economic exploitation, gender- and race-based discrimination, wage-and-hour violations, violations of the WARN Act, and other systemic workers’ rights issues.
Outten & Golden has nine practice groups: Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, and WARN Act.
Contact: Wayne N. Outten, Outten & Golden LLP, 516.788.6824