Ms. Lazar is a Partner & Co-Chair of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group at Outten & Golden LLP. She has been practicing employment law since 1993, with a focus on representing executives and professionals (including lawyers and doctors) in the negotiation of partnership, employment, non-competition, and severance agreements, and with respect to multinational employment issues, and complex benefit issues including expatriate agreements across borders and industries. She also represents executives and professionals in team moves, particularly as it relates to mergers and restrictive covenant disputes. Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Ms. Lazar as an AV "Preeminent" rated attorney. She was selected to Best Lawyers in America in the field of Employment Law – Individuals, and selected to Super Lawyers, for 2012 and 2013. Ms. Lazar has been named as a 2013 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer.
Ms. Lazar is a former employee Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section's International Labor and Employment Law Committee. Ms. Lazar is a member of both the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New York affiliate, is Diversity Co-Chair of and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, and is an active member of International Referral Network (IRN) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Ms. Lazar regularly lectures internationally on employment issues to bar associations and industry groups and has had numerous legal articles and book chapters published.
Currently, Ms. Lazar is an expert columnist for the New York Law Journal on workplace issues from the plaintiff/individual perspective. She is the Co-Editor In-Chief of "Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey," published in 2010 by the BNA and its supplements through 2013, which includes the chapter she wrote on "Confidentiality, Trade Secrets, and Other Duties and Restrictive Covenants in a Global Economy." In addition, she authored the chapter "Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements," in the Third Edition of Vol. 1B of International Labor & Employment Law, published in 2009 by the BNA. Ms Lazar is also a board member of the Worklife Law Center at University of California Hastings.
I am very pleased that the College has recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of my partner," said Wayne N. 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 LLP focuses on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters both domestically and internationally. The firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including bonuses, commissions, and stock/ option agreements); and advises professionals (including doctors and lawyers) on contractual 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. The firm handles class actions 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: Employee Benefits, Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, WARN Act, and Appellate Litigation.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, New York, Chicago, Illinois, and San Francisco, California
For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000 or Email.