Rejected prospective interns accusing Procter & Gamble Co. of discriminating against those with temporary work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have asked a Florida federal court for class certification.
Outten & Golden, a leading plaintiffs-side employment law firm, has elevated longtime class action litigator Adam Klein to become its managing partner after years of stewardship from founding partner Wayne Outten.
Adam Klein sees the cases he and his firm Outten & Golden take – class actions on behalf of misclassified low-wage workers, African-American and Latino job applicants, and other people harmed in the workplace – as a way to bring about important social change.
“When I was bringing individual actions in the mid-’90s, each individual client represented the experiences of a lot of other people,” Klein said. While he was able to win compensation for some of these workers, he felt driven to bring about wider change within...
Outten & Golden LLP's Adam Klein's representation of undocumented West African immigrants in a trailblazing class and collective action, hundreds of thousands of would-be census workers pursuing race bias claims and unpaid interns seeking compensation demonstrates his unique ability to see merit in challenging and novel lawsuits other lawyers shy away from, his colleagues say.
Klein, who joined Outten & Golden in 2000, founded and built the firm's class action practice group. In the process, he's established a reputation as a...
As head of Outten & Golden’s employment class action practice, 2012 Lawdragon 500 member Adam Klein has successfully challenged employment practices at some of the largest companies in the world, including Wal-Mart, IBM and Verizon. These days, the 1990 graduate of Hofstra Law has set his sights on the financial services industry, where he said there are “massive differences in pay between men and women and whites and minorities.” Klein is co-lead plaintiffs’ counsel in lawsuits against Goldman Sachs and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Outten & Golden LLP convinced a jury that Computer Sciences Corp. misclassified its workers as overtime exempt and reached multimillion-dollar settlements on behalf of workers accusing Uber Technologies Inc. and Target Corp. of discrimination, earning it a spot as one of Law360’s Employment Groups of the Year.