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Wayne N. Outten Esq.

Wayne N. Outten Esq.

Managing Partner since September 1, 1998
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
212-245-1000 (New York Office)
312-924-4888 (Chicago Office)
415-638-8800 (San Francisco Office)
202-847-4400 (Washington DC Office)
Fax:
646-509-2050
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Wayne N. Outten is founding and managing partner of Outten & Golden LLP. His practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals in all areas of employment law. He co-chairs the firm’s Executives and Professionals and Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Groups.

Mr. Outten’s practice focuses on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He is the author of the “Representing the Executive” chapter in Executive Compensation (BNA Books). His practice includes representing employees in multinational employment contexts, including expatriate and seconded employees.

Mr. Outten’s notable cases include a recovery of $12 million in a gender discrimination/retaliation case against Morgan Stanley in federal court and (with partner Larry Moy) a $18.9 million arbitration award in a breach of contract case against Deutsche Bank and a $72.0 million arbitration award against another major international bank  - one of the largest arbitration awards in an employment case.

Mr. Outten was selected by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1987 and as one of New York’s Super Lawyers, where he has been listed as one of the Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers every year since 2006.  Best Lawyers designated him "Lawyer of the Year 2010" for Labor and Employment Law - New York City and "Lawyer of the Year 2012" for Litigation - Labor and Employment in New York City. He was selected for listing in Lawdragon every year since 2005 and was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2006 and for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America in 2007; Lawdragon designated him a "legend" (one of 50 in the U.S.) in 2015. Mr. Outten has been an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer in the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers since 1992.

Mr. Outten is a founding member and/or leader in numerous professional associations, including the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and its New York affiliate, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association (Chair, 2015-2016), and the New York State Bar Association's Labor & Employment Law Section. Mr. Outten has also lectured extensively on employment law, especially on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of employment disputes, on employment and severance agreements, and on retaliation and whistleblower claims. He is a widely published author whose work is frequently found in legal and popular publications.

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - June, 1974
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. - June, 1970

Published Works

  • The Rights of Employees and Union Members: The Basic ACLU Guide to the Rights of Employees and Union Members (An American Civil Liberties Union Handbook), S. Ill. Univ. Press, 1994
  • Representing the Executive, Chapter 16 in Executive Compensation, BNA Books, 2002
  • Negotiating Settlement Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective, Chapter in How ADR Works, BNA Books, 2002
  • Negotiating ADR Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective, Chapter in How ADR Works, BNA Books, 2002
  • Pleadings, Chapter in Employment Litigation in New, West, 1996
  • Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws: Anti-Discrimination, Chapter in International Labor & Employment, ABA/BNA Books, 1997
  • Employee and Applicant Testing, Chapter in Employee Rights Litigation: P, NELA/Mathew Bender/Lexis, 1990
  • Privacy in the Employment Relationship, Chapter in Privacy Law and Practice, Matthew Bender/Lexis, 1987
  • Determining the Financial Rights of a Departing Partner, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, December, 2000
  • When and How Can a Firm Expel a Partner?, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, September and October, 2000
  • Ten Ways for Law Firm Management to Avoid Employee Lawsuits, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, August, 1999
  • Negotiating the Severance Agreement from the Employee's Perspective, The Practical Litigator, January, 1999
  • Are Partners "Employees" Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law?, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, September, 1996
  • "Glass-Ceiling" Lawsuits Threaten "Old Boy" Network, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, October, 1996
  • Cross-Examining a Defense Psychologist in a Sexual Harassment Case, The Practical Litigator, January, 1993
  • Can Law Firm Partners Sue the Firm for Employment Discrimination?, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report,, February and March, 2004
  • Determining the Financial Rights of a Departing Partner, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, January, 2001
  • The Rights of Employees and Union Members (An American Civil Liberties Union handbook), Wayne N. Outten, Robert J. Rabin, Lisa R. Lipman, S. Ill. Univ. Press (1984 and 1994)
  • Representing the Executive, Wayne N. Outten, Chapter 16 in Executive Compensation, BNA Books, 2002 and 2011
  • Negotiating Settlement Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective, Wayne N. Outten, chapter in How ADR Works, BNA Books, 2002.
  • Negotiating ADR Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective, Wayne N. Outten, chapter in How ADR Works, BNA Books, 2002.
  • Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws: Anti-Discrimination, Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, chapter in International Labor & Employment Laws, ABA/BNA Books, 1997.
  • Pleadings, Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, chapter in Employment Litigation in New York, West, 1996.
  • Employee and Applicant Testing, Wayne N. Outten and Jack Raisner, chapter in Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice, NELA/Mathew Bender/Lexis, 1990.
  • Privacy in the Employment Relationship, Wayne N. Outten & Alfred G. Feliu, chapter in Privacy Law and Practice, Matthew Bender/Lexis, 1987.
  • Jumping Ship (and Taking the Crew): Can Law Firm Partners Solicit Their Firm?s Employees?, Wayne N. Outten and Cara E. Greene, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, June 2007
  • Working with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Wayne N. Outten and Piper Hoffman, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2, Winter 2006
  • How Law Firms Can Avoid Retaliation Claims, Wayne N. Outten & Piper Hoffman, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, October 2002
  • Determining the Financial Rights of a Departing Partner, Wayne N. Outten & Sean Farhang, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, December 2000 and January 2001.
  • Ten Ways for Law Firm Management to Avoid Employee Lawsuits, Wayne N. Outten, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, August 1999.
  • Negotiating the Severance Agreement from the Employee's Perspective, Wayne N. Outten, The Practical Litigator, January 1999.
  • "Glass-Ceiling" Lawsuits Threaten "Old Boy" Network, Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, October 1996.
  • Are Partners "Employees" Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law?, Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, September 1996.
  • Cross-Examining a Defense Psychologist in a Sexual Harassment Case, Wayne N. Outten and Jack Raisner, The Practical Litigator, January 1993.

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator: "Independent Contractors and Interns, "Zero-Hours" Contracts and Just-in-Time Scheduling: Organizing, Representing and Bargaining with Precarious Workers Faced with market pressures to increase the bottom line, companies around", American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
  • Panelist: "Navigating International Labor and Employment Issues in Corporate Transactions: Know the Issues; Consult the Experts", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, Vail, CO (2015)
  • Keynote Speaker: "Employment Lawyer as Problem Solver", Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Hartford, CT (2015)
  • Moderator: "Pay and Leave,", Fourth TransAtlantic Conference, U.K. Employment Lawyer Association and ABA Labor & Employment Law Section International Committee, London (2015)
  • Panelist: "The New Restatement of Employment Law", National Employment Lawyers Association/ New York, New York (2015)
  • Moderator: "Cutting Edge Issues in EU and NA Discrimination Laws", American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting (2014)
  • Speaker: "The New Restatement of Employment Law: Its Strengths, Weaknesses & Ambiguities", NELA 2014 Annual Convention: Blazing the Trail, Courage, Challenge, Change, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Speaker: "International Issues to be Aware Of", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, Vail, CO (2014)
  • Co-presenter: "Negotiating Non-Monetary Terms -- Employment Settlement Agreements", ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Webinar (2014)
  • Panelist: "Compensation and Discrimination/Equal Pay Issues in the Financial Services Sector", ELA, Third Transatlantic Conference, London, England (2013)
  • Moderator: Plenary Session-Case Study addressing the following issues: Cross-Border US/UK fact pattern raising potential sexual harassment, performance, pregnancy/maternity leave & promotion issues; Strategic concerns on how best to manage litigation in US/UK, including EEOC involvement from a plaintiff and defendant point of view; Assessment/value of claims in US/UK; Mediation stategies, ELA, Third Transatlantic Conference, London, England (2013)
  • Speaker: "Let?s Make a Deal: Settlement Agreements A-Z", American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Midwinter Meeting (2013)
  • Panelist: Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal 30th Anniversary Reception and Symposium, Arbitration and Mediation in Labor and Employment Law, New York, NY (2013)
  • Co-presenter: "Negotiating Executive Severance Agreements", American Bar Association Premiere Webinar (2012)
  • Panelist: "Arbitration and Mediation in labor & Employment Law", Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal's 30th Anniversary Symposium (2012)
  • Panelist: "2011 A Year in Review, HR's Biggest Challenges", Five O'Clock Club (2012)
  • Panelist: "The Lawsuit Seesaw: U.S. Discrimination vs. European Unfair Dismissal", Law Education Institute, Aspen, CO (2012)
  • Panelist: "What Every HR Executive Needs to Prepare for 2012 Challenges", The Five O'clock Club, New York, NY (2012)
  • Panelist: "Employment Agreements for Employees and Independent Contractors", ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Annual CLE Conference (2011)
  • Panelist: "A Pragmatic Approach to Mediation by Litigators for Litigators", New York City Bar Association (2011)
  • Panelist: "Law Firm Partnership Issues", NELA/NY Conference (2011)
  • Moderator: "Employment Agreements 101", NELA Annual Convention (2011)
  • Moderator: :Employment Discrimination Laws: EU and US Perspectives", ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, International Labor & Employment Law Committee (2011)
  • Lecturer: "Taxable Damages in Employment Cases", Non-Qualified and Attorney Fee Structures Conference (2011)
  • Moderator: "A Comparison of How Litigation is Handled Outside the U.S.", at ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Conference (2011)
  • Moderator: "Alternative Fee Arrangements from Different Countries", ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Conference (2011)
  • Lecturer: "Supreme Court Developments in Employment Law in 2010: What You Need to Know in This Changing Landscape", New York City Bar Association (2010)
  • Lecturer: "Skills for Alternative Dispute Resolution", Practicing Law Institute, Bridge-The-Gap II for Newly Admitted Attorneys (2010)
  • Lecturer: "Cross-Border Labor Importation and Migration: Implications for U.S. and E.U. Lawyers", ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, International Labor & Employment Law Committee (2010)
  • Lecturer: "Strategies for Meeting Diversity Goals in the Legal Profession", ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee (2010)
  • Lecturer: Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence in the Fields of Labor & Employment Law: "Moving Towards the Future", Hofstra Law School (2010)
  • Lecturer: ?Arbitration Under Attack: The Future of ADR?, CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, 2010 Annual Meeting ? Global ADR: The New Reality (2010)
  • Lecturer: ?We Don?t Do Things That Way Here Stranger: International Practice Gotcha?s?, Law Education Institute ? Labor & Employment Law (2010)
  • Lecturer: ?Mediation Advocacy: the Perspective of Employee's Counsel?, National Employment Lawyers, New Jersey (2009)
  • Lecturer: ?Litigation Strategy: Plaintiffs? Counsel, A Moderated Discussion?, Practicing Law Institute, 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law (2009)
  • Lecturer: ?Regulating Executive Compensation?, New York University School of Law (2009)
  • Lecturer: ?Preparing for Mediation ? Tips for the Advocate and Tips for the Mediator and Mandatory Arbitration ? Pyett and Beyond?, ,? New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting (2009)
  • Lecturer: "Executive Employment Agreements & Executive Compensation", National Employment Lawyers Association/New York (2009)
  • Lecturer: "Why Diversity Matters: Not Just Talking But 'Walking the Walk'", National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention (2009)
  • Lecturer: "The Employment 'Pre-Nuptial' - Counsel Go Head to Head Over Non-Competition, Confidentiality and other Restrictions on Employees", Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (2009)
  • Lecturer: "The Divorce Wars - When the Departing Employee Leaves with Trade Secrets, Employees, and other Valuable Corporate Assets", Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (2009)
  • Co-Producer & Discussion Leader, UK Employment Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Law Conference (2009)
  • Lecturer: "The Role of Courts in Policing Professionalism", ABA Labor & Employment Section, Committee on Ethics and Professionalism (2009)
  • Lecturer: "Workplace Issues in the Current Economic Climate and the Role of Dispute Resolution", Association of Conflict Resolution of Greater New York (2009)
  • Lecturer: "Protecting Your Rights as an Administrator Under the Law", Association of Legal Administrators (2009)
  • Lecturer: "Dealing with the International Employee", Colorado Bar Association, National CLE Conference (2009)
  • Lecturer: "Crucial Strategies in Negotiating Employment and Separation Agreements", ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Annual CLE Conference (2009)
  • Crucial Strategies in Negotiating Employment and Separation Agreements, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Annual CLE Conference, Denver, CO
  • Managing Human Resources Risks, New York General Counsel Forum, NYC (2008)
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims, Practicing Law Institute - 37TH Annual Employment Law Institute, NYC (2008)
  • Retaliation & Whistleblower Claims, 37th Annual Institute on Employment Law, NYC (2008)
  • Annual Meeting "Ultimate Arbitration Update", American Bar Association (2008)
  • Representing Multinational Employees: Special Issues and Considerations (Moderator), National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA (2008)
  • Arbitration and Mediation Programs, Practicing Law Institute, 30th Annual Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims, NYC (2008)
  • Negotiating Employment Agreements, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, Minneapolis, MN (2008)
  • Legislative Update: New York's Whistleblower Law, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, Hunter, NY (2008)
  • Discussion of 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett (Arbitration of Civil Rights Claims), College of Labor & Employment Lawyers/Second Circuit Chapter, NYC (2008)
  • Court-Based or Annexed Mediation Of Employment Disputes, New York University School of Law, Workshop on Employment Law For Federal Judges, NYC (2008)
  • Ending Employment Relationships, New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, International Labor & Employment Law Committee, NYC (2008)
  • Introduction to International Labor & Employment Law (Moderator), ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Teleconference (2008)
  • Creating an Ethical Business Environment, Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, Garden City, NY (2008)
  • Retaliation Redux, Colorado Bar Association, National CLE Conference, Vail, CO (2008)
  • Negotiating Employment Agreements: Mock Negotiation, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Annual CLE Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • Retaliation & Whistleblower Claims, PLI 36th Annual Institute on Employment Law, NYC (2007)
  • Co-Chair, Presenter, Negotiating Employment Contracts, Separation Agreements, and Releases, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN (2007)
  • When Counsel Crosses an Ethical Line: What to Do and How to Do It, PLI's Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims, NYC (2007)
  • Anti-Retaliation Under Federal and State Discrimination and Wage-Hour Laws; Implications of Burlington Northern v. White, New York University School of Law's 60th Annual Conference on Labor: Retaliation and Whistleblowers, NYC (2007)
  • Negotiating Employment Agreements, Including Executive Agreements, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN (2007)
  • Negotiating Separation Agreements: A Mock Negotiation, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN (2007)
  • Midwinter Meeting "Advice & Strategy on Building a Successful Practice", ABA/Labor & Employment Law Section, Committee on Employment Rights & Responsibilities, New Orleans, LA (2007)
  • Court-Based or Annexed Mediation of Employment Disputes, NYU Law School: Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, NYC (2007)
  • 11th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute "Employment Law Roundtable: Employee and Company Counsel Explore the Most Contentious Issues in Employment Law", Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (2007)
  • Labor & Employment Law Program "Why's Everybody Always Picking On Me? Strategic and tactics in retaliation cases.", Law Education Institute (2007)
  • Strategic Legal Thinking for Not-for-Profit Executives "From the Belly of the Beast: Avoiding Lawsuits", Pfizer/United Way, NYC (2006)
  • Leaders in Public Interest Series "Doing Well While Doing Good", NYU Law School (2006)
  • Diversity Workshop - Making Diversity Work: Key Tips on Achieving and Maintaining True Diversity in the Legal Profession, Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Emp. Law, Equal Emp. Opportunity Committee Program, Honolulu, HI (2006)
  • Teleconference - "Employment Law after Burlington Northern: What it Means for Today's Workplace", West Legal Ed Center, NYC (2006)
  • Settlement and Utilization of Separation Agreements in Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Cases, Practicing Law Institute, Litigating Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Claims, NYC (2006)
  • SOX: A Review of the Newest Whistle blowing Sword, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota (2006)
  • Negotiating Employment Agreements, Including Executive Agreements, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota (2006)
  • Co-Chair/ Moderator, International Labor Law Committee, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Vienna, Austria (2006)
  • Can You Hear the Whistle blowing? The Prosecution and Defense of Whistleblower and Retaliation Cases, 39th Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, Seattle, Washington (2006)
  • Whistle blowing and Retaliation Against Private Employees, Seattle, Washington, 39th Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference (2006)
  • Expert Roundtable: Evaluating and Valuing Cases (Co-Chair), Georgetown University Law Center, 24th Annual Employment Law & Litigation Institute, Washington, D.C. (2006)
  • The Plaintiff's Bar: Plaintiff's Lawyering in Diverse Areas of Practice, New York Law School Conference, NYC (2006)
  • Workplace Fairness: Utopian Myth or New Reality, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, 2006 Midwinter Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (2006)
  • Employment Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 10th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Snowmass Village, Colorado (2006)
  • Global HR Conference, New York University, Global HR Conference, Florence, Italy (2006)
  • Representing Workers in Class & Collective Actions. Panel on Working with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission., National Employment Lawyers Association, Seminar on Impact Litigation, Cambridge, MA (2005)
  • Teleconference Negotiating Severance Agreements, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Nationwide (2005)
  • Gender Discrimination Litigation, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (2005)
  • Gender Discrimination Litigation, Practicing Law Institute, NYC (2005)
  • A Review of Common Law Claims, National Employment Lawyers Association, 16th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA (2005)
  • Mock Negotiating Separation Agreements, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN (2005)
  • Advanced Trial Practice Panel, Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, MN (2005)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley: Employment Law Aspects and Procedural Aspects, Georgetown University Law Center, Employment Law & Litigation Institute: Legal Trends and Practice Strategies, Washington, DC (2005)
  • Wal-Mart to Wall Street: Gender Discrimination, Georgetown University Law Center, Employment Law & Litigation Institute: Legal Trends and Practice Strategies, Washington, DC (2005)
  • Settlement of Discrimination Cases, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, 2005 Midwinter Meeting, Naples, FL (2005)
  • How Do You Say Covenant in French ... Spanish ... German? Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete in the International Workforce - Moderator, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, 2005 Midwinter Meeting, Key Biscayne, FL (2005)
  • Why Are Thousands of Women Suing Their Employers? Are Class Action Law Suits Finally Going to Effect Change?, Human Resources Association of NY, NYC (2005)
  • How Women Can Overcome the Glass Ceiling (or Sticky Floor), New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, Manchester, NH (2005)
  • Picking on Me? Tactics and Defenses for Handling Retaliation Claims, Law Education Institute, Aspen (2005)

Honors and Awards

  • "Best Lawyers in America"
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2015
  • Top 100 lawyers in New York
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America in 2006
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America in 2007
  • Fellow, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties
  • Intercontinental Finance Magazine 2014-2015 ICFM 500 Leading Lawyers
  • Top 100 New York Super Lawyers: 2006-2014
  • The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2011 (only employee-side attorney in U.S.)
  • 2011 Honoree, at Fifth Anniversary Celebration of A Better Balance
  • Award for Pro Bono Assistance, Legal Services NYC 2010
  • Best Lawyers' 2010 Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Law ? New York
  • Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Law ? New York
  • Best Lawyers in America (Recognized 25 consecutive years), listed since 1987
  • 2010 Public Interest Award of the Public Interest Law Student Association, CUNY School of Law
  • 2010 Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence in the Field of Labor & Employment Law, Hofstra Law School
  • Distinguished Community Leader Award, CUNY School of Law, 2010
  • Partner in Justice Award, MFY Legal Services, Inc. 2010
  • The ALMO (Alumni of the Month), New York University School of Law, August 2009
  • Distinguished Alumnus, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University 2008
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America 2006
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2005 - 2014
  • Lawdragon Legend 2015 (one of 50 in U.S.)
  • Award for Dedicated Service, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Affiliate, 2001
  • Social Justice Leadership Award, The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, 2014
  • Award as Founding Leader (30th Anniversary), National Employment Lawyers Association 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Founding Member, Executive Board
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Co-Chair, International Law Committee
  • Workplace Fairness, a Charitable/Educational Organization, Co-Founder
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Founding Governor, 1996 - 2003
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 2000 - 2008
  • American Bar Association, International Labor Section, Employee Co-Chair, Employment Law Committee
  • American Bar Association, Membership Development Section, Co-Chair, Membership Development Committee
  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights Section, Employment Rights Committee
  • American Bar Association, Responsibilities and Pro Bono Work
  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Active Member, Executive Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, International Labor & Employment Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees
  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, Member, Employment Disputes Committee
  • New York Civil Liberties Union (Nassau Chapter), Member, Board
  • New York Civil Liberties Union, Member, Executive Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. District Court Judge Gus J. Solomon, District of Oregon, Law Clerk, 1974 - 1976
  • Lankenau Kovner & Outten, LLP, Associate, Partner, 1979 - 1998
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