Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to its growing practice of representing employees in all areas of employment law. That practice includes representing executives and partners with employment and partnership agreements; coaching clients with employment problems and disputes; negotiating and litigating claims of discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract; advising and representing whistleblowers; and prosecuting class and collective actions involving discrimination, wage-and-hour, and WARN Act claims.
New York Office
Jalise R. Burt is a 2014 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. She received her B.A. from University of Florida at Gainesville. Before joining the firm, Ms. Burt was law clerk to Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before her clerkship, Ms. Burt was a Fellow at the New York Civil Liberties Union. She is a member of the Class Practice Area. Ms. Burt is admitted to practice in New York.
Luis C. Hansen is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern University, School of Law. He received his B.A. from Harvard University. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hansen was an associate with Hyderally & Associates, P.C. and was law clerk to Judge Jose L. Linares, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Individual Practice Area. Mr. Hansen is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Washington, DC Office
Jude C. Nwaokobia is a 2016 graduate of George Washington University Law School. He received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in History from Purdue University in 2013. Before joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Nwaokobia worked as an associate at a boutique employment law firm in Washington D.C, where he advised and represented employees on matters involving claims of unpaid wages, discrimination, retaliation, denial of employee benefits, wrongful termination, and breach of contract. He is a member of the Individual Practice Area. Mr. Nwaokobia is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
"We are very pleased to be joined by these three talented lawyers," said Wayne N. Outten, the firm's managing partner. "The experience and capabilities of these attorneys will contribute to the firm's ability to advocate effectively for the rights of employees in individual contractual matters, in individual claims and cases, and in class and collective actions."
Outten & Golden LLP focuses on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters both domestically and internationally. 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.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000.