Nicholas H. Sikon

Nicholas H. Sikon

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

NICHOLAS H. SIKON is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where he represents employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law. Mr. Sikon focuses his practice on matters involving compensation and professional contracts, whistleblowers, and individual discrimination and harassment claims. He also advises employees with respect to disability and family and medical leave-related issues. Mr. Sikon is active in both Outten & Golden’s Financial Services Practice Group and its Whistleblower and Retaliation Practice Group. He is also a member of Outten & Golden’s Executive and Professionals and Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Groups.

Prior to joining the firm in August 2015, Mr. Sikon was an associate with a large defense firm, where he represented employers across a wide-spectrum of industries in all aspects of employment law. In this role, he worked with employers across the country, counseling them with respect to complex employment transactions and defending them in litigation in federal and state court. Mr. Sikon also has significant experience representing clients in arbitration matters before FINRA, AAA, and JAMS concerning employment and general commercial litigation disputes.

Mr. Sikon received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in 2009, and his B.A. from Macalester College in 2004. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association and its New York affiliate NELA/NY.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law - Plaintiff
  • Financial Services
  • Whistleblower and Retaliation
  • Executive and Professionals
  • Discrimination and Retaliation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2013
  • Maryland, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2009
  • Macalester College
    • B.A. - 2004

Published Works

  • The Family and Medical Leave Act, 2017, Bloomberg BNA, 2017
  • General Counsel as Whistleblowers: Lessons from the Bio-Rad Case, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017
  • Why Companies Must Actively Encourage Whistleblowers, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017
  • New ERISA Fiduciary Rule Takes Effect, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017
  • As Discrimination and Harassment Rise, NYC Promotes Its Human Rights Law, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017
  • Dodd-Frank Protects Whistleblowers Who Report to Both the SEC and Their Employers, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • High-Stakes Whistleblowing: Dodd-Frank and Beyond, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • Financial Services Professionals: Why FINRA's Public "BrokerCheck" Makes Negotiating Departures Even More Critical, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • Supreme Court Shrinks Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • Sage Counsel, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017


  • Co-Presenter: "A View from the Plaintiff’s Bar", FordHarrison and lus Laboris, Eighth Annual Year-End Labor and Employment Law Workshop
  • Speaker: "Understanding the Complexities of On-Ramping and Off-Ramping in Financial Services", Council of Urban Professionals and the Robert Toigo Foundation Alumni Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York (NELA/NY)
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • New York City Bar Justice Center, Volunteer
  • Veterans Assistance Project, Volunteer


  • English (Primary)