“Working Together: Our work is to make sure you get paid for yours.”


MOLLY A. BROOKS is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York. She represents employees in class action wage and hour and discrimination cases. She has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts as well as before arbitration panels.

Ms. Brooks is the Employee Chair and Editor of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Newsletter.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee and is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.  Ms. Brooks speaks regularly on wage and hour topics.

Ms. Brooks received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

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Bar Admission and Professional Activity
  • Ms. Brooks is admitted to practice law only in New York and Massachusetts.
  • Ms. Brooks is admitted to the following federal courts: The United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Committee)
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • Member, NELA New York Affiliate (NELA/NY)
  • Member, American Bar Association
Video & Podcasts

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Speaking Engagements


  • Speaker: “Strategies and Pitfalls in Litigating FLSA Cases,” American Bar Association, Webinar
  • Panelist: “Roundtable discussion: Post-Cheeks Wage & Hour Settlements,” Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, New York, NY


  • Speaker: “The Latest on Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers,” Practising Law Institute, Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance seminar, Webinar
  • Panelist: “Who’s the Boss? An Examination of Joint Employer Standards Under the NLRA, Title VII, FLSA and Other Statutes,” New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Annual Meeting, New York, NY


  • Speaker: “”Defenses Du Jour,” Protecting Pay, Representing Workers with Wage & Hour Claims,” NELA, Spring Seminar, Washington, DC

Blogs & Publications

“Manual Workers” in New York Must Be Paid Every Week. And Whether or Not You Think So, You May Be a Manual Worker

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Awards & Recognition
  • 2024: Best Lawyers
  • 2023: Lawdragon 500 Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyer
  • 2021 – 2023: Super Lawyers – Super Lawyer
  • 2019-2021: Legal 500 United States Recommended Labor and Employment Lawyer
  • 2017, 2019-2021: The Legal 500 United States “Next Generation Lawyers” list
  • 2018-2021: Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers