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Robert Phansalkar

Robert Phansalkar

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)

Robert Phansalkar is an associate in Outten & Golden LLP’s Executives & Professionals Practice Group. He primarily represents employees in negotiation of severance, employment, non-competition, expatriate, and international assignment agreements.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Phansalkar worked as an Assistant General Counsel for Lehman Brothers as their Employment Counsel.  After law school, Mr. Phansalkar also worked as a fellow with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the New York District Office.  Mr. Phansalkar received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 2007 and his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 2010.  During law school, Mr. Phansalkar was an editor on the Fordham Moot Court Board.  Mr. Phansalkar is admitted to practice in New York.


Mr. Phansalkar is a member of the New York City Bar Association.  He also serves on the board for the Recent Graduates Committee for the Fordham Law Alumni Association, the Executive Board for the Big Apple Badgers Wisconsin Alumni Organization, and the Big Apple Big Ten Alumni Board as the University of Wisconsin Alumni Representative.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment Law -- Plaintiff
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Executive Agreements
  • Severance Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2011


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2010
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • B.A. - 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers | BEST | LAW FIRMS | U.S. News | 2016
  • Peer Review Rated | Outten & Golden LLP
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