professional recognition

Outten & Golden has carried the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell since its inception. The Firm is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of preeminent lawyers and law firms.

A number of Outten & Golden Lawyers have been listed in NY Magazine's Best Lawyers Edition for many years. The 2013 and 2014 editions list Wayne Outten, Anne Golden, Adam Klein, Laurence Moy, Wendi Lazar, and Lewis Steel. Wayne Outten was listed as Best Lawyer of the Year in the categories of Labor & Employment Law (2010, New York City) and Litigation—Labor & Employment (2012, New York City). The Firm is listed as a NYC Tier One firm.

Wayne Outten, Anne Golden, and Laurence Moy were listed in Super Lawyers in 2006 - 2014; Adam Klein and Paul Mollica 2007 - 2014; Lewis Steel 2007 - 2009; Kathleen Peratis and Lori L. Deem 2008 - 2014. Wayne Outten was listed as one of the top 100 Superlawyers in the NY Metro area 2006 - 2014. Justin M. Swartz was selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2011 and 2012. Rachel M. Bein, Cara E. Greene were selected as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2012. Mr. Swartz, Ms. Greene, and Ms. Bien were selected to Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. Jack A. Raisner, Tammy Marzigliano and Ossai Miazad were selected to Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. Rene Roupinian was selected to Super Lawyers in 2014. Jahan Sagafi has been selected to Northern California Rising Stars 2009-2011, and selected to Northern California Super Lawyers 2014. Katherine Blostein was selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2014.

Wayne Outten was selected for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and for the LawDragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America in 2007. Adam T. Klein was selected for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2012 - 2014. Wendi S. Lazar was selected for the Law Dragon 500 Leading Lawyers in American in 2013 and 2014.

Adam T. Klein, Wendi S. Lazar, Wayne N. Outten, Justin M. Swartz, and René Roupinian have been listed in the Legal 500 directory under Mass tort and class action: plaintiff representation: labor and employment .

From The Legal 500 United States 2013, Outten & Golden LLP is the ‘premier plaintiffs’ employment firm in New York and at the very top of the premier firms nationally’. The firm has ‘smart, tenacious’ and ‘effective lawyers’ and is primarily based in New York, with additional offices in Connecticut, Illinois and California. The firm acts for plaintiffs, including executives and partners, from all industries, but has specialist expertise in the media and production industry and represents clients in matters involving former or current employers and potential future employers. Founding and managing partner Wayne Outten, co-chair of the executives and professionals practice group, is ‘considered to be one of the deans of the plaintiffs’ employment bar nationally’. Adam Klein, chair of the firm’s class action  practice group, is ‘one of the best and most knowledgeable employment class litigators in the country’ and is currently serving as co-lead counsel in Chen-Oster v Goldman Sachs. The firm is also representing interns against Hearst and Fox for unpaid internships. The ‘excellentJustin Swartz is currently representing workers in overtime lawsuits against employers including CVS, Boston Market, Bovis, Family Dollar, TD Ameritrade, Starbucks and JPMorgan Chase. Wendi Lazar, co-chair of the executives and professionals practice group, is recommended.