Amy F. Shulman Employment Lawyer New York, NY

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Amy F. Shulman

About

AMY F. SHULMAN is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Individual Practice Area and the Executive and Professionals Practice Group and the Medical Employment Practice Group, where she negotiates employment-related contracts, counsels employees involved in workplace disputes, and litigates employment law claims. A tireless advocate for her clients, Amy assists professionals in the healthcare industry to navigate the evolution of their careers from employment contract to practice and hospital transitions and to bio-tech consulting. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Ms. Shulman was a Partner at a boutique labor and employment law firm, where she represented individual employees in the full range of employment disputes, disability rights organizations in public accommodation cases, and labor unions in contractual and disciplinary grievances and arbitrations. Before entering private practice, Ms. Shulman served as a Clerk for the Honorable Aida Delgado-Colon (then-United States Magistrate Judge, now United States District Judge) in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. In addition, Ms. Shulman served as an Attorney-Advisor at the United States Department of Transportation. Ms. Shulman received her B.A. from Cornell University and her J.D., cum laude, from the Washington College of Law of American University, where she was a Note and Comment Editor on the Journal of International Law and Policy.

Ms. Shulman is a Council Member (Union & Employee) of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor & Employment Law (“LEL”), a Co-Chair of the Executives and Professionals Practice Subcommittee of LEL’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (“ERR”), and a member of the Law360 2021 Employment Editorial Advisory Board.  Her former leadership positions include Co-Chair and Co-Chair Emeritus of LEL’s Annual Section Conference, Co-Chair of ERR, Co-Chair of LEL’s Webinars Committee, Coordinator for Whistleblower Programs and for Litigation Programs for LEL’s Annual Section Conferences, Secretary of NELA/NY, Advisory Board Member of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law, and President of the New York Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. She is a member of NELA, NELA/NY, and the American Health Law Association.

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Ms. Shulman is admitted to practice law only in New York, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.

  • Ms. Shulman is admitted to the following federal courts: The United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York; and the District of Puerto Rico; and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Second Circuit.

  • Member, Law360's 2021 Employment Editorial Advisory Board

  • Council Member (Union & Employee), American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section (“LEL”)

  • Co-Chair, Annual Section Conference of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section (“LEL”)

  • Co-Chair, Contracts and Executive Compensation Subcommittee of LEL’s Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (“ERR”),

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

  • Secretary, National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter (NELA/NY)

  • Member, American Health Law Association

  • Ms. Shulman's former leadership positions include Co-Chair of ERR, Co-Chair and Co-Chair Emeritus of LEL’s Annual Section Conference, Co-Chair of LEL’s Webinars Committee, Coordinator for Whistleblower Programs and for Litigation Programs for LEL’s Annual Section Conferences, Secretary of NELA/NY, and President, Vice President, and Secretary of the New York Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
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Speaking Engagements

2021

  • Speaker: "Inappropriate/Unprofessional Physician Conduct: Why It Happens and How to Address It from the Peer Review, Clinical, and Employment Perspective," AHLA Annual Meeting, Virtual
  • Speaker: "Untangling the Web of State and Local Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws," ABA, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Virtual

2020

2019

  • Moderator: "Here, There and Everywhere: A Globetrotting Update of Developments in Employment and Labor Law," ABA Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

2017

  • Panelist: "Exploring Key Global Labor and Employment Law Issues in Three Industry Groups," American Bar Association (“ABA”) International Committee Mid-year Meeting, Pharma and Health Care panel, Dublin, Ireland
  • Panelist: "How the ADA Applies to Performance, Conduct, and Attendance Standards: What You Need to Know," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, CLE, Webinar

2016

  • Panelist: "Recent Developments in Whistleblower Law," ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law (“LEL”) Annual CLE Conference, CLE program, Chicago, IL
  • Moderator: "Tax Issues in Settlement Agreements," NELA/NY Spring Conference, CLE program, New York, NY
  • Panelist: "Let’s Play the Feud! Employee Use of Counterclaims and Anti-SLAPP Actions to Challenge Restrictive Covenant Claims," ABA Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee (“ERR”) Midwinter Meeting, CLE program, New Orleans, LA

2015

  • Moderator: "Restrictive Covenants: Basics and Hot Topics," NELA/NY Spring Conference, CLE program, New York, NY

2014

  • Moderator: "How Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure May Challenge Your Practice," LEL’s Annual CLE Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Panelist: "Whistleblower Investigations: A How-to Guide," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, CLE, Webinar
  • Moderator: "The Current Landscape in Disability Discrimination Law," NYSBA Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting, CLE program, Ithaca, NY
  • Moderator: "SOX, OSHA and Beyond: Litigating Whistleblower Claims at the Department of Labor," Joint CLE program of the ABA, the U.S. Department of Labor, and Cornell University, ILR School, Labor and Employment Law Program, New York, NY

2013

  • Panelist: "But I’m Special: Industry-Specific Executive Compensation and Contract Issues," ERR Midwinter Meeting, CLE program, Miami, FL
  • Panelist: "Lies and Liability: Workplace Defamation Law," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, CLE Program, Webinar

2012

  • Panelist: "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: The Nuts and Bolts of Executive Compensation," ERR Midwinter Meeting, CLE program, Las Vegas, NV
  • Panelist: "Discrimination Claims: Title VII, ADA, and ADEA; What You Need to Know," American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, CLE Program, Webinar

2011

  • Panelist: "Post-Employment Conduct by Employers and Employees: Not a Time to Let Your Guard Down," LEL Annual CLE Conference, CLE program, Seattle, WA
  • Panelist: "Retaliation: Adverse Actions and Third Party Reprisals," Cornell University, ILR School, Labor and Employment Law Program, CLE program, New York, NY
  • Panelist: "Take the Money and Run: Strategies and Issues in Executive Departures under Employment Contracts," ERR Midwinter Meeting, San Juan, PR

2010

  • Panelist: "Non-Statutory Employment Claims," LEL Annual CLE Conference, CLE program, Chicago, IL
  • Moderator: "Reductions in Force," New York City Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (“LERA”), New York, NY
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Publications & Articles

Much has been asked of the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Executives & Professionals Practice Group...

To say that a large portion of the American workforce is facing uncertainty is an understatement. Reports of furloughs, pay cuts, and layoffs...

After years of study and training to become highly educated health professionals, female doctors often find they don't earn the same as their male...

Amy F. Shulman, co-author, 29 NYSBA L & E Newsletter, Summer 2004, reprinted in 11 I.L.S.A. J. Int’l Comp. L. 420, 2005

Amy F. Shulman, co-author, presented at the Post-Residency Life Conference sponsored by the Committee for Interns and Residents, SEIU, 2007

Amy F. Shulman, author, presented at ERR Midwinter Meeting, San Juan, PR, 2011

Amy F. Shulman, author, presented at ABA Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee’s (“ERR”) Midwinter Meeting, San Juan, PR, 2011

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Awards & Recognition

  • Named to Best Lawyers for employment law: 2022

  • Super Lawyers Super Lawyer: 2021

  • Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Employment Lawyers: 2019-2021

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