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Kathleen Willert Peratis

Kathleen Willert Peratis

also known as Kathleen, Peratis

Practice areas:

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Employment & Labor

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About Me

 KATHLEEN PERATIS is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP.  She has practiced employment law for over 25 years including employment contracts and separation agreements.  At Outten & Golden, she chairs the Public Interest Committee and the Sexual Harassment Practice Group and is a member of the Executives and Professionals Practice Group.  At the ACLU from 1975 to 1979 as the director of the Women’s Rights Project working with , (now) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, brought lawsuits successfully challenging as unconstitutional laws that discriminated against women on account of gender, including on account of pregnancy. 


In private practice for the last thirty years, Ms. Peratis has continued to represent women and men who are entering or leaving executive or  professional employment or are survivors of workplace discrimination and abuse. Ms. Peratis has been honored as a SuperLawyer and as one of the New York Area’s Best Lawyers by New York Magazine.  She authored a text book called Woman and the Law and is a contributor to Workplace Harassment, ed. Lindemann Kadue, BNA (2012); she has spoken and written on a wide range of issues or employment law. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1970

  1. Discrimination: 34%
  2. Employment & Labor: 33%
  3. Sexual Harassment: 33%

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Contact Info

Kathleen Peratis Outten & Golden LLP

3 Park Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, NY, 10016-5902



NYCurrently registered 197903/13/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Women Leaders in the LawNew York’s Women Leaders in the Law - New York Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Women Leaders in the LawNew York’s Women Leaders in the Law - New York Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Tzedek v'Shalom (Justice and Peace)J Street2011
Super LawerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Partner In Justice AwardMFY Legal ServicesN/A
Woman of ValorJewish Fund for JusticeN/A
Distinguished ServiceHuman Rights WatchN/A
Medal of HonorVeteran Feminists of AmericaN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York Civil Liberties UnionPresident1988 - 1993
New Israel FundBoard MemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMemberN/A
Human Rights WatchBoard of TrusteesN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Huffington PostA Homeland for Justice: Liberal Zionists Speak Out2012
The Jewish Daily ForwardOnly Human (regular column)2010
McGraw HillWoman and the Law1979


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of Southern CaliforniaN/AUnknown1966