Cara Greene Esq.

Cara Greene Esq.

Partner
Location:
New York, New York
Phone:
(212) 245-1000
Fax:
(646) 509-2060
Email:

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.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • 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
  • Ethics Corner, ABA Labor and Employment Section Flash, featured columnist, ABA Labor and Employment Section Flash
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act: 2006 Supplement, ABA/BNA Books, 2006
  • The DOL’s New FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations and Working with the DOL on FLSA Actions, Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Vol 10, No. 2, 2006
  • At the Tipping Point: Mandatory Retirement and Law Firms, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 2006
  • Jumping Ship (and Taking the Crew): Can Law Firm Partners Solicit Their Firm’s Employees?, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 2007
  • Challenges To Law Firm Mandatory-Retirement Policies, Law Journal Newsletters' Accounting and Financial Planning for Law Firms, 2007
  • Whose Clients Are They? Contacting Putative Class Members, Labor and Employment Law, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2007
  • Ethics Corner: Third Circuit Vindicates Plaintiff's Attorney, Ethics Corner , 2007
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act: 2008 Cumulative Supplement, ABA/BNA Books, 2008
  • Family Responsibilities Discrimination in Law Firms, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 2008
  • The Family Medical Leave Act: 2009 Cumulative Supplement, ABA/BNA Books, 2009
  • The Dodd-Frank Act's Whistleblower Provisions: The Act's Best Hope For Exposing Financial Wrongdoing, Bloomberg BNA, Workplace Law Report, 2010
  • Whose Signature Is on the Check?, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 2010
  • The Family Medical Leave Act: 2011 Cumulative Supplement, ABA/BNA Books, 2011
  • New Laws Expand Whistleblower Protections, Employment Law Strategist, 2011
  • Ethics Concerns When Computing in the Cloud and on the Earth, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 2011
  • The Family Medical Leave Act: 2013 Cumulative Supplement, ABA/BNA Books, 2013
  • Restrictive Covenants and Partnership Agreements: Staying on the Right Side of the Ethics Rules While Protecting Firm Interests, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report, 2013
  • The Family Medical Leave Act: 2015 Cumulative Supplement, ABA/BNA Books, 2015
  • Supreme Court Shows The Way To A Jury In Pregnancy Discrimination Cases, New York Law Journal, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012, New York Metro, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Ohio State Senator Rhine McLin
  • Ohio Senate Minority Caucus

Languages

  • English (Primary)