Outten & Golden has carried the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell since its inception. The Firm is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of preeminent lawyers and law firms.
A number of Outten & Golden Lawyers have been listed in NY Magazine's Best Lawyers Edition for many years. Wayne N. Outten was listed as Best Lawyer of the Year in the categories of Labor & Employment Law (2010, New York City) and Litigation—Labor & Employment (2012, New York City). The Firm is listed as a NYC Tier One firm. The 2019 edition lists partners Wayne N. Outten, Adam T. Klein, Laurence S. Moy, Justin M. Swartz, Wendi S. Lazar, Tammy Marzigliano, Rachel Bien, Darnley D. Stewart, David Lopez, and Susan E. Huhta as having been recognized by Best Lawyers®, along with the firm's Senior Counsel, Lewis Steel.
Wayne N. Outten and Laurence S. Moy were listed in Super Lawyers in 2006 - 2018; Adam T. Klein and Paul W. Mollica in 2007 - 2018; Lewis Steel in 2007 - 2009; Kathleen Peratis and Lori L. Deem in 2008 - 2018. Wayne N. Outten was listed as one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in the NY Metro area 2006 - 2014. Justin M. Swartz and Rachel Bien were selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2011 - 2012, and then selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers 2013 - 2018. Cara E. Greene was selected as Super Lawyer Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in 2012, and then selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers 2013 - 2018. Jack A. Raisner, Tammy Marzigliano and Ossai Miazad were selected to Super Lawyers in 2013 - 2018. René S. Roupinian and Peter Romer-Friedman were selected to Super Lawyers in 2014 - 2018. Jahan C. Sagafi was selected to Northern California Rising Stars 2009 - 2011, and then selected to Northern California Super Lawyers 2014 - 2018. Katherine Blostein was selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2014 - 2018. Deirdre A. Aaron and Sally J. Abrahamson were selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2016 - 2018. Melissa E. Pierre-Louis, Gregory Chiarello, Melissa Lardo Stewart, and Christopher McNerney were selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2017 and 2018.
Outten & Golden is proud to announce that 17 of its attorneys have been named to the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers list. Included on the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers list are: Rachel Bien, Katherine Blostein, Molly Brooks, Lori L. Deem, Cara E. Greene, Adam T. Klein, Wendi S. Lazar, David Lopez, Tammy Marzigliano, Ossai Miazad, Laurence S. Moy, Wayne N. Outten, Kathleen Peratis, Peter Romer-Friedman, Jahan C. Sagafi, Darnley D. Stewart, and Justin M. Swartz.
Wayne Outten was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2006, 2008, 2012 - 2018, and for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America in 2007. Adam T. Klein was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2012 - 2018. Wendi S. Lazar was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2013 - 2018.
Adam T. Klein, Wendi S. Lazar, Wayne N. Outten, Justin M. Swartz, and René S. Roupinian have been listed in the Legal 500 directory under Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): plaintiff, along with "Next Generation" partners Ossai Miazad and Molly Brooks.
From The Legal 500 United States 2018, Outten & Golden LLP is recognized for its class and collective litigation experience. Head of the San Francisco office Jahan Sagafi was granted class certification in a case brought on behalf of allegedly misclassified systems administrators. Managing partner Wayne Outten, who co-chairs the executives and professionals whistleblower retaliation practice, and Darnley Stewart, who co-chairs the discrimination and retaliation practice group and co-chairs the LGBTQ workplace rights group, represented a senior executive, who was involuntarily retired, in arbitration. Deputy managing partner Adam Klein and Justin Swartz head the class action litigation team with Rachel Bien in Los Angeles. Counsel Peter Romer-Friedman in Washington DC secured two USERRA class action settlements in 2017. Romer-Friedman also secured a settlement on behalf of a class of several thousand Walmart associates that were denied health insurance benefits for their same-sex spouses. Laurence Moy, Tammy Marzigliano and Cara Greene lead the individual litigation team. Ossai Miazad, Wendi Lazar, Katherine Blostein and Kathleen Peratis, who chairs the sexual harassment practice, Melissa Pierre-Louis and Molly Brooks are recommended, as are Lori Deem in Chicago and David Lopez in Washington DC. Sally Abrahamson (Washington DC), Melissa Lardo Stewart and Gregory Chiarello were recently promoted to partner. Individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.
Law360 first honored Outten & Golden as a Practice Group of the Year for 2016, citing the strength and resources of its class action practice group. The firm then made the list for 2017, not only in the employment law area, but also in the bankruptcy category following its U.S. Supreme Court victory on behalf of thousands of workers whose rights to notice and compensation under the federal WARN ACT were violated during a mass layoff. Once again in 2018, O&G was named Practice Group of the Year in employment law by Law360. This was the third consecutive year in which the firm has earned the honor.
Several Outten & Golden LLP attorneys have been inducted as Fellows of the College of Labor & Employment: Wayne N. Outten (1996), Paul W. Mollica (2008), Laurence S. Moy (2010), Anne Golden – (2012, now Emeritus Fellow), Adam T. Klein (2012), Wendi S. Lazar (2014), and David Lopez (2017).