Anne Golden Esq.

Anne Golden Esq.

Partner (Retired in 2015)
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)

ANNE GOLDEN was a co-founder of Outten & Golden LLP in September 1998 along with Wayne Outten.  She was a partner from 1998 until her retirement in July 2015.  She represented employees in trials, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and negotiations since 1985 in every aspect of employment law.  Ms. Golden co-chaired the firm's Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group.  She litigated groundbreaking cases in the employment field involving summary judgment, retaliation, and attorneys' fees, and negotiated many agreements on behalf of executives and other employees.   Ms. Golden spoke and wrote extensively on topics including case selection, summary judgment, representing current employees, employer tactics, and insurance issues in employment law, as well as creative methods for resolving employment disputes when no law applies, and she was published in the New York Law Journal.

She was listed in "The Best Lawyers in New York" by New York Magazine and The Best Lawyers in America, and was named in SuperLawyers.  Ms. Golden sat on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association from 2011 until 2014 and was an officer and Executive Board member of NELA/NY, for which she co-hosted a monthly seminar.  She was elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2012.   

Ms. Golden clerked in 1978-79 for the Hon. Edmund L. Palmieri, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.  From 1979 to 1982 she was associated with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and from 1985 until her retirement, she exclusively represented and counseled individuals on employment issues.

Ms. Golden is a graduate of Antioch College (1967) and Rutgers Law School-Newark (1978), where she was Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Labor Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1981
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Law Journal: Rutgers Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1967

Published Works

  • Creative Methods for Resolving Employment Disputes When No Law Applies, New York Law Journal


  • Speaker, Summary Judgment
  • Speaker, Insurance Issues in Employment Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)/NY, Member, Executive Board
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • NELA & NELA/NY, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Lankenau Kovner & Outten, LLP
  • Hon. Edmund L. Palmieri, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, 1978 - 1979
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Associate, 1979 - 1982