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Outten & Golden Announces Four New Attorneys Have Joined the Firm

PRNewswire—Outten & Golden LLP

Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of four 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.

Amy Biegelsen is a 2015 graduate of the American University Washington College of Law. She has an M.A. in Journalism and Public Affairs.  Before joining the firm as an associate, Ms. Biegelsen was a law clerk with The Employment Law Group and with Outten & Golden.  Ms. Biegelsen is a member of the Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Group in the New York office.  She represents employees in individual claims and litigation and in negotiation in all areas of employment law. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and is pending admission in New York.

Robert Fisher has joined the firm as an associate in the New York office and is a member of the firm’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) and Class Action Practice Groups.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fisher was an associate with Judd Burstein, P.C.  He graduated from New York University School of Law in 2012.  He has an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering.  Mr. Fisher is admitted to practice in New York, California, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Kerry C. Herman is a 2014 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, where she was a Dean’s Scholar.  Before joining the firm as an associate, Ms. Herman was an associate with Sapir Schragin LLP and a law clerk at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C.  Ms. Herman has joined the Executives and Professionals Practice Group in the New York office, where she focuses on employment agreements and related matters. She is admitted to practice in New York.

Emily Naphtal is the recipient of O&G’s NYU Public Interest Fellowship.  Before joining the firm as an associate, Ms. Naphtal interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Office of the General Counsel.  A 2015 graduate of New York University School of Law, Ms. Naphtal is a member of the firm’s Class Action, Discrimination and Retaliation, Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, and Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Groups. She represents employees in class and individual litigation and in negotiation in all areas of employment law. She also serves on the Firm’s Public Interest Committee, helping to oversee O&G’s commitment to pro bono representation of low-income clients who otherwise could not afford lawyers for their employment-related problems and claims. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey and is pending admission in New York.

“We are very pleased to be joined by these four 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, New York, Chicago, Illinois, and San Francisco, California.

For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000.