Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the 2014 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Wayne N. Outten, Anne Golden, Laurence S. Moy, Wendi S. Lazar, Justin M. Swartz, Kathleen Peratis, Jack A. Raisner, Carmelyn P. Malalis, Cara E. Greene, Ossai Miazad, Jahan C. Sagafi, Lori L. Deem, Paul W. Mollica and associate Katherine Blostein were recognized for their work in the area of Employment & Labor.
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 Katherine Blostein, recognized in the category of Employment & Labor. Ms. Blostein, an associate, has been promoted to partner as of January 1, 2015.
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 Ms. Lazar. "I am pleased and proud," said Mr. Outten, "that so many of our lawyers from various practice groups (including every partner) were recognized by Super Lawyers."
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 10 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 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.