According to Lawdragon, Inc., the annual list is created through an extensive selection process that combines peer review and editorial research to evaluate more than 25,000 lawyers, creating "the most elite distinction in the profession, covering the best of the best in all practice areas."
Wayne N. Outten, founding and managing partner of Outten & Golden LLP, said, "We are grateful that Lawdragon has recognized us among the most qualified and highly skilled in the field of employment law. This honor reflects our firm's extraordinary momentum and our continuing commitment to advocate for workplace fairness and protect employee rights against injustices in the workplace."
Resident in the firm's New York office, Mr. Outten focuses his practice on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He co-chairs the firm's Executives and Professional Practice Group and the Whistleblower & Retaliation Practice Group.
Adam T. Klein, O&G's deputy managing partner and co-chair of the Class and Collective Action Practice Group, focuses his practice on the prosecution of class actions and impact litigation of employment discrimination and wage and hour claims. Resident in the firm's New York office, Mr. Klein currently serves as lead or co-lead plaintiffs' counsel in numerous major class action lawsuits involving discrimination claims in the financial services industry, the high tech industry, and challenges to the use of credit and criminal history records for employment decisions.
Wendi S. Lazar co-heads the firm's Individual Practice and co-chairs the Executives and Professional Practice Group. Resident in the firm's New York office, she focuses her international practice on executive agreements, including retention, expatriate, non-competition, talent, severance, and compensation arrangements. She also represents teams of executives, founders and partners transitioning during sales, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Her clients often work in the financial, entertainment, advertising and media industries. She also represents law partners and associates, accounting professionals, and doctors and medical practitioners in transactional matters.
About Outten & Golden LLP
With offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, Outten & Golden LLP represents individuals, including employees, executives, partners, professionals and other talent, in all industries, in all professions, and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, the firm's attorneys in nine practice groups advise and represent clients in matters involving former, current, and potential future employers and partnerships. O&G also represents groups of employees, such as executive teams in transition, and represents employees in class and collective actions based on discrimination, wage-and-hour, and WARN Act violations. The firm's international practice reaches across borders to represent and protect multinational employees, executives, and professionals.
Contact: Wayne N. Outten, Outten & Golden LLP, 212.245.1000.