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Outten & Golden LLP Announces Three New Associates Have Joined the Firm

PRNewswire—Outten & Golden LLP

Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of three new associates to its growing practice of representing employees in all areas of employment law, including individual, class action, and WARN Act cases.

Katrina Eiland: Before joining the firm, Ms. Eiland completed a clerkship with the Honorable Keith P. Ellison of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and served as a Civil Rights Fellow and associate at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, where she litigated complex wage-and-hour, employment discrimination, disability access, and voting rights cases. A 2010 graduate of Stanford Law School, Ms. Eiland represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including wage-and-hour and discrimination class actions.  The ACLU of Southern California recently awarded her the 2014 Voting Rights Award for her work representing Latino residents in the City of Anaheim under the California Voting Rights Act.  Ms. Eiland has joined the San Francisco office.

Monique Chase: Before joining the firm, Ms. Chase clerked for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. A 2012 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, Ms. Chase will be representing clients in the firm's individual practice in the areas of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower and retaliation claims, as well as executive agreements, restrictive covenants, severance and related compensation issues, and in litigation.  Ms. Chase has joined the New York office. 

Robert Phansalkar: Before joining the firm, Mr. Phansalkar worked as an Assistant General Counsel for Lehman Brothers as their Employment Counsel. A 2010 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, Mr. Phansalkar will be representing clients in the firm's financial services and executives and professional practice areas with respect to employment, severance and partnership agreements, restrictive covenants, expatriate agreements, and other transactional matters. Mr. Phansalkar has joined the New York office.

"We are delighted to be joined by these talented lawyers," said Wayne N. Outten, the firm's managing partner. "The experience and capabilities of these three associates 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 eleven practice groups: Employee Benefits, Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, WARN Act, and Appellate Litigation.

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.