Gregory S. Chiarello

Gregory S. Chiarello

New York, New York
(212) 245-1000
(646) 509-2060

GREGORY S. CHIARELLO is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where he is Co-chair of his firm’s Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination Practice Group. He also is a member of the Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Group, and frequently writes and speaks on a number of related issues, including the intersection of the #metoo movement with employment law.

Mr. Chiarello represents employees in litigation and negotiation in a variety of employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims; fair pay and equal pay claims; breach of employment and other contracts; and noncompete and other restrictive covenant issues. While Mr. Chiarello’s background is as a litigator, he frequently counsels employees on a variety of legal and non-legal issues. His practice also includes providing in-depth preparation for employees facing internal and external investigations.

Mr. Chiarello received his B.A. with highest honors from Rutgers University in 2001, and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2006, where he was a Carswell Merit Scholar. Although he now represents employees exclusively, Mr. Chiarello began his legal career representing indigent criminal defendants on appeal as a staff attorney at the Office of the Appellate Defender, arguing more than 20 appeals in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law - Plaintiff
  • Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour
  • Professional Contracts
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • New Jersey, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 2006
    • Honors: Carswell Merit Scholar
  • Rutgers University
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Highest Honors

Published Works

  • Graziadio v. Culinary Institute of America, et al., No. 15-888-cv (2d Cir. Mar. 17, 2016), O&G Employment Law Blog, 2016
  • U.S. Women's Soccor Team Demands Equal Pay for Equal Work, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2016
  • Employer Witnesses: Preparing to Depose in Discrimination Litigation (Pro-Employee), Lexis Practice Advisor Note, 2017
  • Zero Tolerance: Best Practices For Combating Sex-Based Harassment In The Legal Profession, American Bar Association, 2018
  • What About the Employees Who Pick Up the Slack When Coworkers Take Parental Leave?, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018


  • Panelist: "Navigating ADR Through the #MeToo Movement and the Legislative Response", New York State Bar Association Annual Conference
  • Panelist: "Listening to #MeToo: Why Laws to Prevent Sexual Harassment Have Been Ineffective, and What Attorneys Can do About It", New York State Bar Association Annual Conference, Presidential Summit
  • Panelist: "Sports, Drugs and Rock & Roll: The Evolving Landscape of Drugs and Scandals in Sports and Entertainment", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association
  • Panelist: "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The Aftermath of the Weinstein Affair", Labor & Employment Relations Association of NYC
  • Moderator: "Transgender Legal Issues CLE Program", NYCLA Labor Relations and Employment Law and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Issues Committees, Transgender Employee Rights
  • Panelist: "How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case CLE program", New York County Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member
  • American Bar Association (ABA) , Member
  • Labor Relations and Employment Law section of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), Co-Chair


  • English (Primary)