"I am very pleased that the College has recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of my partners," said Mr. Outten, the firm's managing partner and a founding member of the College.
The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non-profit professional association honoring leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences.
Membership in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers is by nomination only, limited to those who have met the required qualifications for a period of not less than twenty years. Membership honors those lawyers who have demonstrated their excellence and professionalism to their peers, the bar, bench, and public through longstanding, exceptional performance in the practice of labor and employment law.
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, 280G, bonuses, commissions, and stock and option agreements and awards), and advises professional partners (including 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 eleven 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, Appellate Litigation, and Workplace Privacy, Technology, and E-Discovery.
For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000.