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Cara Greene Esq.

Cara Greene Esq.

New York, New York
212-245-1000 (New York Office)
312-924-4888 (Chicago Office)
415-638-8800 (San Francisco Office)
202-847-4400 (Washington DC Office)

CARA E. GREENE is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where she represents employees and partners in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including executive and professional contracts and compensation; lawyers as clients; discrimination class actions; whistleblowing; and discrimination based on disability, pregnancy, and family responsibilities. She is Co-Chair of O&G's Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group and is active in the Financial Services Practice Group and the Executives and Professionals Practice Group.

In addition to reviewing and negotiating employment contracts and compensation guarantees, as well as severance agreements and other exit arrangements, Ms. Greene has litigated both individual and class action cases on behalf of a variety of employees including low-wage hourly workers, highly compensated professionals, and employees in the financial services industry.

She sits on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section; is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section (Employment Rights and Ethics and Professional Responsibilities Committees); a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New York affiliate, NELA/NY, and a member of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Greene is a frequent speaker at employment law programs and is on the Board of Editors for the Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Reporter.

Before law school, Ms. Greene was an Ohio LSC Legislative Fellow, working with Ohio State Senator Rhine McLin and the Ohio Senate Minority Caucus.

Ms. Greene received her B.A. in political studies from Gordon College, where she was an A.J. Gordon Scholar. She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

Ms. Greene is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Executive and Professional Contracts and Compensation
  • Disability
  • Pregnancy
  • Family Responsibilities Discrimination
  • Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Fordham's Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Team
    • Honors: National J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law
  • Gordon College
    • B.A.
    • Honors: A.J. Gordon Scholar
    • Major: Political Studies

Published Works

  • Representing Clients Ethically in the Digital Age, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, April, 2015


  • Fighting the Discovery Battle Without Losing the Ethics War (Joint Panel), Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association, Key West, FL
  • Multiple Representation Issues in Traditional Labor Law, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Labor and Employment Law Section, New York, NY, August 10, 2008
  • Friend or Foe? Ethical Traps Involving In-house Counsel, Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association, Dana Point, CA, April 5, 2008
  • Ethics Traps Involving In-house Counsel, Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Assoc., Section of Labor & Employment Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Comm., Tucson, AZ, March 28, 2008
  • Labor and Employment Law Section's Law School Outreach Program, American Bar Association, NYC, March 26, 2007
  • "Perceptions of Identities in the Workplace" Series "Gender Identity", Fordham University School of Law, NYC, February 22, 2007
  • Unions and Class or Collective Employment Litigation: Ethical Issues and Traps for the Unwary, Midwinter Meeting of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Comm., Manzanillo, January 18, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member, New York affiliate
  • American Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Executive Board, Co-Chair Ethics Sub-Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Ohio State Senator Rhine McLin
  • Ohio Senate Minority Caucus
  • Best Lawyers | BEST | LAW FIRMS | U.S. News | 2016
  • Peer Review Rated | Outten & Golden LLP
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