Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that Paul W. Mollica has been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the category of Employment & Labor in the 2013 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers.
Mr. Mollica is Of Counsel to Outten & Golden and practices in its Chicago office; the firm’s main office is in New York City. Mr. Mollica is co-head of the firm’s Appellate Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the firm's Class and Collective Actions Practice Group and the Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination Practice Group. He represents plaintiffs in class, collective and public interest litigation covering all aspects of federal and state civil rights laws, ERISA, and other employment laws.
Mr. Mollica has wide appellate experience, including dozens of appeals in state and federal courts, and has authored or co-authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals for such national organizations as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, ACLU, NAACP, AARP, People for the American Way, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a frequent author and lecturer (for lawyers and courts) in the area of employment discrimination.
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.
In addition to Mr. Mollica being selected for the 2013 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers, ten attorneys in Outten & Golden’s New York office were honored in the in the 2012 Super Lawyers New York Metro edition.
"I am pleased and proud," said Mr. Outten, "that so many of our lawyers from various practice groups, including Paul Mollica from our Chicago office, were recognized by Super Lawyers."
Outten & Golden focuses on a global scale on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters. The firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including I.R.C. Sections 409A and 280G, bonuses, commissions, and stock and option agreements and awards), and advises professional partners (including accountants, doctors, and lawyers) with contractual and ethical 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. Outten & Golden is also at the forefront of family leave issues and veterans’ workplace rights. The firm handles some of the largest class action and impact litigations in the United States 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 ten practice groups: Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sex Discrimination & Sexual Harassment, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, WARN, and Appellate Litigation.