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ANNE GOLDEN was a co-founder of Outten & Golden LLP in September 1998 along with Wayne Outten.  She was a partner from 1998 until her retirement in July 2015.  She represented employees in trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations since 1985 in every aspect of employment law.  Ms. Golden co-chaired the firm’s Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group.  She litigated groundbreaking cases in the employment field involving summary judgment, retaliation, and attorneys’ fees, and negotiated many agreements on behalf of executives and other employees.   Ms. Golden spoke and wrote extensively on topics including case selection, summary judgment, representing current employees, employer tactics, and insurance issues in employment law, as well as creative methods for resolving employment disputes when no law applies, and she was published in the New York Law Journal.

She was listed in “The Best Lawyers in New York” by New York Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America, and was named in SuperLawyers.  Ms. Golden sat on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association from 2011 until 2014 and was an officer and Executive Board member of NELA/NY, for which she co-hosted a monthly seminar.  She was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2012.   

Ms. Golden clerked in 1978-79 for the Hon. Edmund L. Palmieri, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  From 1979 to 1982 she was associated with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and from 1985 until her retirement, she exclusively represented and counseled individuals on employment issues.

Ms. Golden is a graduate of Antioch College (1967) and Rutgers Law School-Newark (1978), where she was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.

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Did We Imagine Desert Palace?

Anne Golden and Piper Hoffman, The Employee Advocate, Spring/Summer 2006

Non-Compete Agreements: Emerging Issues From The Perspective Of Employee’s Counsel

Co-authored by Wayne N. Outten, Anne Golden, and Nantiya Ruan, 2001….

Overview of Workplace Claims in New York: Perspective of Employees’ Counsel

Co-authored by Wayne Outten, Anne Golden, Parisis Filippatos, Scott Moss & Nantiya Ruan, 662 PLI/Lit. 1179 (2001)