Employment Law Firm Outten & Golden is Recognized with 28 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Honorees Selected for 2017

10/2/17

Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 28 of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the 2017 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The selection process for Rising Stars requires that the candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less; notably, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.

The following lawyers have been honored this year:

New York, NY Superlawyers

Wayne N. Outten (Employment & Labor)

Adam T. Klein (Employment & Labor)
Laurence S. Moy (Employment & Labor)
Wendi S. Lazar (Employment & Labor)
Kathleen Peratis (Employment & Labor)
Justin M. Swartz (Employment & Labor)
Jack A. Raisner (Employment & Labor)
Tammy Marzigliano (Employment & Labor)
René S. Roupinian (Employment & Labor)
Cara E. Greene (Employment & Labor)
Rachel Bien (Employment & Labor)
Ossai Miazad (Employment & Labor)
Darnley D. Stewart (Employment & Labor)

Rising Stars

Katherine Blostein (Employment & Labor)
Juno Turner (Employment Litigation for the Plaintiff)
Melissa E. Pierre-Louis (Employment & Labor)
Deirdre Aaron (Employment & Labor)
Gregory Chiarello (Employment Litigation for the Plaintiff)
Christopher M. McNerney (Employment & Labor)
Robert Phansalkar (Employment & Labor)
Michael J. Scimone (Employment Litigation for the Plaintiff)
Melissa Lardo Stewart (Employment & Labor)

Chicago, IL

Super LawyersLori L. Deem (Employment & Labor)
Paul W. Mollica (Employment & Labor)

San Francisco, CA

Super LawyersJahan Sagafi (Employment & Labor)
Jennifer Schwartz (Employment & Labor and Employment Litigation for the Plaintiff)

Washington, DC

Rising StarsPeter Romer-Friedman (Employment & Labor)
Sally J. Abrahamson (Employment & Labor)

"We believe that all our lawyers are stars or stars in the making, and it seems that Super Lawyers agrees," said partner Ms. Lazar. "We strive for excellence in serving our clients," said Managing Partner Mr. Outten, "and I am very pleased that Super Lawyers has again recognized that so many of our lawyers are doing excellent work."

Outten & Golden LLP focuses on advising and representing individuals in employment, partnership, and related workplace matters both domestically and internationally. The firm counsels individuals on employment and severance agreements; handles complex compensation and benefits issues (including bonuses, commissions, and stock/ option agreements); and advises professionals (including doctors and lawyers) on contractual issues. It also represents employees with a wide variety of claims, including discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, as well as retaliation, whistleblower, and contract claims. The firm handles class actions involving a wide range of employment issues, including economic exploitation, gender- and race-based discrimination, wage-and-hour violations, violations of the WARN Act, and other systemic workers' rights issues.

Outten & Golden has nine practice groups: Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, and WARN Act.

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