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Rene S. Roupinian Esq.

Rene S. Roupinian Esq.

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-245-1000
866-544-9945 (Toll Free )
Fax:
646-509-2081
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Rene S. Roupinian is a Partner of the firm and Co-Chair of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group.

Since 2002, Ms. Roupinian has devoted 100% of her practice to the litigation of WARN cases, representing tens of thousands of employees who were terminated without sufficient notice in violation of federal and state WARN laws. The firm’s WARN practice is national and its WARN cases have and continue to cover a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, transportation, retail, mining, mortgage and manufacturing. A majority of the cases Ms. Roupinian litigates are initiated as class actions and are frequently filed in bankruptcy court as adversary proceedings.

Ms. Roupinian has been quoted on WARN law rights and her cases have been cited in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Associated Press, USA Today, Forbes, Newsday, and others. In May 2008, Ms. Roupinian, was invited to submit testimony before the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee by Senator Kennedy (Chair) about the WARN Act, on the 20th anniversary of its enactment, and its possible reform. The class representative in one of Ms. Roupinian’s WARN cases testified before the Committee.

Ms. Roupinian received her BA in 1989 from the University of Michigan and her JD in 1994 from Michigan State University College of Law. She joined Outten & Golden LLP in 2007 after representing employees in WARN Act cases at another New York firm. Prior to that, she was a partner in a Detroit law firm where she litigated ADA, FMLA, ADEA and race and gender discrimination cases on behalf of employees and class actions on behalf of homeowners, consumers and taxpayers. She has argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1989

Published Works

  • A Practitioner's Overview of the Deficiencies of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act Twenty Years Following its Enactment, The New York Employee Advocate, Vol. 14, No. 5, June, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Upcoming Panelist: Jevic and Structured Dismissals, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2017 - Present
  • Upcoming Panelist: Jevic and Structured Dismissals, ABI’s Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, 2017 - Present
  • Speaker: “WARN Act Update: What Labor and Employment Lawyers Need to Know,” 53rd Annual Midwest Labor & Employment Law Seminar, 2016 - Present
  • Speaker: “WARN Act Issues in Bankruptcy,” 36th Annual ABI Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, 2016 - Present
  • Speaker, Seeking Your Recovery: Pre-Judgment Attachment and Bankruptcy, National Employment Lawyers Association New York Affiliate, 2014 - Present
  • Speaker, The Financial Crisis: Impact on WARN Act Cases, New York County Lawyers' Association, 2010 - Present
  • Speaker, The Financial Crisis: Impact on WARN Act Cases, ABA Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Meeting, 2010 - Present
  • Speaker, The Last Resort: What Labor & Employment Lawyers Need to Know About Bankruptcy, American Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, Analyzing Employee Issues in Chapter 11, Midwest Regional Bankruptcy Seminar, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, Attacking Mass Layoffs, National Employment Lawyers Association National Convention, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, New Causes of Action: WARN Act and ERISA, National Employment Lawyers Association New York, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, Layoff Law, Fairfield County Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, Reductions in Force in Both a Union and Non-Union Setting, New York State Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, WARN Act Specialist Offers Advice About Layoffs Amidst Tough Economic Times, Employment & Labor LAWCAST, 2009 - Present
  • Speaker, Economy in Peril (Part 1): The Legal Landscape for Addressing Reductions in Force, American Bar Association, January, 2009 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • Armenian-American Bar Association, Member
  • New York Bar, Member
  • Michigan Bar, Member
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