Michael Scimone Esq.

Michael Scimone Esq.

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

MICHAEL J. SCIMONE is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York.  He represents employees in class and collective actions, focusing primarily on wage and hour litigation. 

During law school, Mr. Scimone participated in CUNY’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, representing employees in wage and hour cases.  He also worked for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2, the legal department of UNITE HERE, Make the Road by Walking, and the Legal Aid Society’s Employment Law Project.  Before law school, Mr. Scimone worked as an organizer for UNITE, an international union representing garment, laundry, and industrial workers in North America.  Mr. Scimone received his B.A. from Vassar College in 2001.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2010
  • 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


  • City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, Flushing, New York
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Vassar College
    • B.A. - 2001

Published Works

  • More to Lose Than Your Chains: Realizing the Ideals of the Thirteenth Amendment, 12 N.Y. City L. Rev. 175, 2008
  • Fair Warning for Workers, Trial Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 8, 2010
  • Lactation and Nursing Is a Civil Rights Issue, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2012
  • Employer Social-Media Policies in NLRB's Cross-Hairs, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2012
  • Arbitration vs. Labor Law: An Imagined Conflict, NYU Annual Conference on Labor, 65th Annual Proceedings, 2013
  • NLRB Joint Employer decision applies an old test to a modern problem, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Labor and Employment Law Section, Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • National Employment Lawyers' Association (NELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers' Association, New York Affiliate (NELA/NY)
  • National Lawyers' Guild, New York City, Labor & Employment Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association-Labor and Employment Law Section’s National Programs Subcommittee, Employee Vice-Chair


  • English (Primary)