Nicholas H. Sikon - Employment attorney New York, NY

Nicholas H. Sikon

Associate
New York Office
(212) 245-1000

About

NICHOLAS H. SIKON is a senior associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where he represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law. Mr. Sikon focuses his practice on matters involving compensation and professional contracts, whistleblowers and individual discrimination and sexual harassment claims, and disability and family and medical leave related issues. He is active in both Outten & Golden’s Financial Services Practice Group and its Whistleblower and Retaliation Practice Group. He is also a member of Outten & Golden’s Executive and Professionals and Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Groups.

Prior to joining the firm in August 2015, Mr. Sikon was an associate with a large defense firm, where he represented employers across a wide-spectrum of industries in all aspects of employment and labor law. In this role, he worked with employers across the country, counseling them with respect to complex employment transactions and defending them in litigation in federal and state court. Mr. Sikon also has significant experience representing clients in arbitration matters before FINRA, AAA, and JAMS concerning employment and general commercial litigation disputes. He has represented federal employees and agencies in litigation before administrative agencies and in federal court.

Mr. Sikon received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2009, and his B.A. from Macalester College in 2004. He is admitted to practice in New York and Maryland, and in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New York affiliate NELA/NY.

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Mr. Sikon is admitted to practice in New York and Maryland, and in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association

  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association

  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

  • Member, NELA/NY

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Speaking Engagements

2017

  • Speaker: "Understanding the Complexities of On-Ramping and Off-Ramping in Financial Services," Council of Urban Professionals and the Robert Toigo Foundation Alumni Association, New York, NY
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Publications & Articles

As Discrimination and Harassment Rise, NYC Promotes Its Human Rights Law

Tammy Marzigliano and Nicholas Sikon, O&G Employment Law Blog, September 22, 2017

New ERISA Fiduciary Rule Takes Effect

Tammy Marzigliano and Nicholas Sikon, O&G Employment Law Blog, July 20, 2017

Why Companies Must Actively Encourage Whistleblowers

Nick Sikon, O&G Employment Law Blog, May 30, 2017

General Counsel as Whistleblowers: Lessons from the Bio-Rad Case

Nick Sikon, O&G Employment Law Blog, March 17, 2017

The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2017

Nick Sikon, editor, chapter 8 (“Restoration Rights”), Editors in Chief: William Bush and James Paul, Bloomberg BNA, 2017

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