Molly A. Brooks Esq.

Molly A. Brooks Esq.

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

MOLLY A. BROOKS is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York. She represents employees in class action wage and hour and discrimination cases. She has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts as well as before arbitration panels.

Ms. Brooks is the Employee Chair and Editor of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Newsletter.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee and is an active member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.  Ms. Brooks speaks regularly on wage and hour topics.

Ms. Brooks received her B.A. from Grinnell College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Individual Discrimination Cases
  • Employee Rights

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: Co-Founder, Law School's Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association
    • Honors: U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division
    • Honors: U.S. Attorney's Office
    • Honors: Segal Roitman, LLP
    • Honors: Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Grinnell College
    • B.A. - 1998


  • Speaker: "Strategies and Pitfalls in Litigating FLSA Cases", American Bar Association
  • Panelist: "Roundtable discussion: Post-Cheeks Wage & Hour Settlements", Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal
  • Speaker: "The Latest on Arbitration Agreements and Class Waivers", Practising Law Institute, Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance seminar
  • Panelist: "Who’s the Boss? An Examination of Joint Employer Standards Under the NLRA, Title VII, FLSA and Other Statutes", New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Annual Meeting
  • Speaker: ""Defenses Du Jour," Protecting Pay, Representing Workers with Wage & Hour Claims", NELA, Spring Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, 2018
  • The Legal 500 United States 2017 "Next Generation Lawyers" list, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, New York Affiliate
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Committee), Member
  • NELA New York Affiliate (NELA/NY), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP, New York, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Organizer, Grassroots Welfare Rights Advocacy Organization
  • Fundraiser, National Feminist Newspaper


  • English (Primary)