Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 23 of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the 2016 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Wayne N. Outten, Laurence S. Moy, Wendi S. Lazar, Justin M. Swartz, Kathleen Peratis, Jack A. Raisner, Cara E. Greene, Ossai Miazad, Katherine Blostein, Jahan Sagafi, Lori L. Deem, Paul W. Mollica, Darnley D. Stewart, Peter Romer-Friedman, and Deirdre Aaron were recognized for their work in the area of Employment & Labor.
Jennifer Schwartz has been recognized for her work in the areas of both Employment & Labor and Employment Litigation for the Plaintiff.
Sally J. Abrahamson is recognized in the area of Class Action.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
This year's Rising Stars include partners Katherine Blostein and Juno Turner, Counsel Peter Romer-Friedman, and associates Michael J. Scimone, Deirdre Aaron, and Sally J. Abrahamson.
The selection process for Rising Stars requires that the candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less; notably, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.
"We believe that all our lawyers are stars or stars in the making, and it seems that Super Lawyers agrees," said partner Ms. Lazar. "We strive for excellence in serving our clients," said Managing Partner Mr. Outten, "and I am very pleased that Super Lawyers has again recognized that so many of our lawyers are doing excellent work."
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, and San Francisco.
For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000