Recognition

Recognized by the Community, Our Peers, and Major Organizations

The attorneys at Outten & Golden LLP are well known and highly regarded for successfully representing employees in workplace issues and disputes. We are equally proud of our participation in public interest initiatives, pro bono activities, and professional and community organizations. Our efforts in the courtroom, at the negotiation table, and in the world in which we live and practice, have resulted in widespread recognition and awards.

Leaders in the Legal Profession

Outten & Golden lawyers have held prominent positions in local, state, national, and international professional groups focused on employment law. We have served as chairpersons, board and council members, fellows, commissioners, and in other leadership roles within organizations such as:

  • American Bar Association (ABA)

  • ABA Labor & Employment Law Section (ABA LEL)

  • ABA LEL International Committee

  • ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

  • NELA / Illinois

  • NELA / New York

  • California Employment Lawyers Association

  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

  • NYSBA Labor and Employment Law Section

  • New York City Bar Association

  • New York County Lawyers Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association

  • Consumer Attorneys of California 

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

  • International Bar Association

  • National LGBT Bar Association

  • Women's Bar Association
     

Charitable, Non-Profit & Community Involvement

Outten & Golden attorneys are committed to giving back to our communities. Through active service and stewardship, we help make a difference in the lives of workers and their families, the oppressed, and the underprivileged. We are proud to lead and support many worthy organizations, including:

  • A Better Balance (ABB)

  • Adhikaar

  • Brandworkers

  • Centro Legal de La Raza,

  • Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

  • Damayan Migrant Workers Association

  • Domestic Workers United (DWU)

  • Fortune

  • Human Rights Watch

  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • Make the Road New York

  • New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)

  • New York Communities for Change (NYCC)

  • New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC)

  • The Public Justice Center

  • Queers for Economic Justice

  • Workplace Fairness

  • Youth Represent

For a full list of the firm’s contributions, please visit our contributions page.

Peer Recognition, Honors & Awards

Because of the results and outcomes we obtain for our clients, our dedication to the profession generally and employment law in particular, and our civic and charitable commitment, Outten & Golden lawyers have been honored with various accolades and awards from many organizations, including:

  • Avvo

  • Best Lawyers

  • Center for Women in Law

  • Chambers and Partners USA

  • Martindale-Hubbell

  • Law360

  • Lawdragon

  • Leading Lawyers

  • Legal 500

  • New York Law Journal

  • New York Magazine’s Best Lawyers

  • San Francisco Magazine Top Women Attorneys

  • Super Lawyers

To learn more about Outten & Golden’s lawyers and their accomplishments, please read our attorney biographies.

 (*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

Please see current recognition press releases below:

Outten & Golden Honored in Prestigious Guide to Plaintiff Employment Lawyers

Outten & Golden LLP Partner Jahan Sagafi Again Recognized as One of the Top 75 Labor & Employment Lawyers in California of the Year

Employment Law Firm, Outten & Golden LLP Recognized as Tier 1 Nationally in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for 2018

Law360 Names Two Outten & Golden "Practice Groups of the Year" for 2017

Employment Law Firm Outten & Golden is Recognized with 28 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Honorees Selected for 2017

The Best Law Firms For Female Attorneys

Employment Law Firm, Outten & Golden LLP Recognized as Tier 1 Nationally in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for 2017

Law360 Names Outten & Golden LLP Class Action Practice Group of the Year for Employment Law in 2016

Outten & Golden LLP: Wendi S. Lazar Honored Among NYLJ's 'Top Women in the Law'

Outten & Golden Employment Law Firm Recognized With 23 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Honorees Selected for 2016

Outten & Golden Partners Recognized as Leading Lawyers on Lawdragon 500 List

Employment Law Firm Outten & Golden LLP Recognized as Tier 1 Nationally in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for 2016

Outten & Golden Employment Law Firm Recognized with 20 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Honorees Selected for 2015

Outten & Golden LLP Partner Wendi S. Lazar Appointed a Commissioner of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

Employment Law Firm, Outten & Golden LLP Recognized in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for 2015

Outten & Golden Employment Law Firm Recognized With 18 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Honorees Selected for 2014

October 2014—Law360—Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Adam Klein

In 2013, Chambers & Partners quoted sources as saying: "It is a premier plaintiffs' firm in New York City."