Katherine Blostein Esq.

Katherine Blostein Esq.

New York, New York
(212) 245-1000 (New York Office)

KATHERINE BLOSTEIN is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Executives & Professionals Practice Group. She represents employees in public and private companies in negotiation of employment, severance, non-competition, expatriate, and international assignment agreements. She also represents teams of employees, founders and partners in employment related situations during a sale, merger and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Blostein represents employees in various industries, including financial services (on the buy and sell side), entertainment, advertising, media, technology, fashion, and consumer goods and services. She also represents attorneys, accounting professionals, doctors and other medical practitioners in employment related matters. Ms. Blostein is also a member of the Firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights Practice Group.

Ms. Blostein is a member of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law, where she is an active member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities and International Labor and Employment Law Committees. She is also a member of NELA/NY and NYSBA. Ms. Blostein and Ms. Wendi S. Lazar co-authored a chapter titled "Executive Employment Agreements" published in the Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide (BNA) and an article, “Executive Pay: Skydiving with a New Parachute,” published by BNA. Ms. Blostein is Associate Editor (2015 Cumulative Supplement), assisted in the research and writing of a major treatise on international restrictive covenants, titled “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey" published by BNA. She was also a contributor to “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements” published in International Labor & Employment Law, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1B by BNA.

Ms. Blostein graduated from New York Law School where she was a member of the Executive Board of the Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and an affiliate of the Center for International Law. She earned her B.A. from Brandeis University.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law - Plaintiff
  • Executives & Professionals
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008


  • New York Law School, New York, New York - 2007
    • Honors: John Marshall Harlan Scholar
    • Honors: Affiliate of the Center for International Law
    • Law Review: New York Law Review, Member, Executive Board
  • Brandeis University
    • B.A. - 2003

Published Works

  • What Every NELA Lawyer Should Know: A Guide to the Statutes We Use Every Day, The Employee Advocate, 2006
  • Arbitrability Of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claims, The Neutral Corner, 2008
  • Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements, International Labor & Employment Laws, Third Edition, Vol. 1B, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, published by BNA Books , 2009
  • Changing Economy Impacts Executive Pay, published by Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), 2009
  • Multiple Issues In Corporate Raiding Of Employees: Outside Counsel, New York Law Journal , 2009
  • Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, published by BNA, 2010
  • Executive Employment Agreements, BNA Pension & Benefits Daily, 172 PBD, 2009
  • Executive Pay: Skydiving With A New Parachute, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc, 2011
  • Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements: Cutting A Path Through The Regulatory Thicket, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2014
  • Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume I, with 2015 Cumulative Supplement, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2015
  • Mandatory Arbitration: Searching for Fairness, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2015
  • International Lawyers as Clients, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2015
  • NYSBA event recap: Outten & Golden Partner Wendi Lazar presents workshop on "sweat equity" in start-ups, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2015
  • Jennifer Lawrence Says Hollywood Gender Pay Gap Shouldn't be a Part of the Real-Life American Hustle, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2015
  • Reforming Labor and Employment Laws to Improve the Economy: Comparing American and French Approaches, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017


  • Evening Division Program, New York Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 - 2017
  • John Marshall Harlan Scholar, New York Law School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (Section of Labor & Employment Law, Contracts & Executive Compensation Subcommittee of Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee (ERR))
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Lazar & Associates, PC, Law Clerk


  • English (Primary)
  • Russian