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Wayne N. Outten

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 13 years
    New York - NY 44 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 45 years
    Oregon - OR 48 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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WAYNE N. OUTTEN is Chair and Founding Partner of Outten & Golden LLP. He was the Managing Partner from the founding of the firm in 1998 until the end of 2018. His practice focuses exclusively on representing individuals in all areas of employment law. He co-chairs the firm’s Executives and Professionals and Whistleblower Retaliation Practice Groups.

Mr. Outten’s practice focuses on representing high-level employees and professionals in all aspects of their employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, and severance agreements. He is the author of the “Representing the Executive” chapter in Executive Compensation (BNA Books). His practice includes representing employees in multinational employment contexts, including expatriate and seconded employees.

Mr. Outten’s notable cases include: a recovery of more than $12 million in a gender discrimination/retaliation case against Morgan Stanley in federal court; an $18.9 million arbitration award in a breach of contract case against Deutsche Bank (with partner Larry Moy);  and a $71.5 million arbitration award under a profit participation plan against another international bank – perhaps the largest arbitration award in an employment case (with partners Larry Moy and Tammy Marzigliano).

Mr. Outten was selected by his peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1987 and as one of New York’s Super Lawyers, where he is listed as one of the Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers every year since 2006. Best Lawyers designated him "Lawyer of the Year 2010" for Labor and Employment Law - New York City and "Lawyer of the Year 2012" for Litigation - Labor and Employment in New York City. He was selected for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America every year from 2005 through 2013, and for the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America in 2006.  Mr. Outten has been an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer in the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers since 1992.

Mr. Outten was a Co-Founder in 1993 of Workplace Fairness, a charitable/educational organization, and is its current President. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives (LINEE).

He was a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Gus J. Solomon, District of Oregon (1974-76) and was an instructor at the NYU School of Law (1976-1978). He was an associate and then a partner at Lankenau Kovner & Outten, LLP (1979-1998).

Mr. Outten received his B.S. from Drexel University in 1970 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1974, where he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow.

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Outten & Golden LLP
685 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY, 10017

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Work Experience

  • Chair and Partner
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • 2019 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • 1998 - 2018

Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1974
  • Drexel University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Founding Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member, Executive Board
  • 1985 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • President
  • N/A
  • ABA Section's Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • Liaison
  • N/A
  • ABA: Administrative Committees
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • ABA Section's Committees on Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Pro Bono Work.
  • Liaison
  • N/A
  • International Labor & Employment Law Committee
  • Employee Co-chair
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Employee Co-chair
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Council Member
  • 2000 - 2008
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Founding Governor
  • 1996 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer, 1987 - 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • 500 Hall of Fame
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer, 2006-2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2020
  • Lawdragon
  • 2020
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2019
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
  • Lawdragon
  • 2018
  • Lawdragon Legend (one of 50 in the U.S.)
  • Lawdragon
  • 2015
  • Award as a Founding Leader (30th Anniversary)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • ICFM 500 Leading Lawyers
  • Intercontinental Finance Magazine
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Law – New York
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Honoree
  • A Better Balance, Fifth Anniversary Celebration
  • 2011
  • Partner in Justice Award
  • MOBILIZATION FOR JUSTICE (formerly MFY Legal Services)
  • 2010
  • Award for Pro Bono Assistance
  • Legal Services NYC
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Community Leader Award
  • CUNY School of Law
  • 2010
  • Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence, Labor & Employment Law
  • Hofstra Law
  • 2010
  • Lawyer of the Year, Labor and Employment Law – New York
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2006
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Publications

  • American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law Annual Section Conference
  • The Movement to Diversify Corporate Boards and How to Position Yourself for a Directorship
  • 2020
  • NELA Nite
  • The Employment Lawyer as Problem-Solver
  • 2016
  • Bloomberg BNA Books
  • ADR in Employment Law
  • 2015
  • Chapter 16 in Executive Compensation, BNA Books
  • Representing the Executive
  • 2011
  • Employment Law Strategist
  • New Laws Expand Whistleblower Protections
  • 2011
  • Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
  • Jumping Ship (and Taking the Crew): Can Law Firm Partners Solicit Their Firm’s Employees?
  • 2007
  • Outten & Golden
  • Counseling Multinational Employees: Their Rights And Remedies Under US Law
  • 2006
  • Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, Vol 10, No. 2
  • Working with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2006
  • Georgetown University Law Center, CLE, Employment Law and Litigation Institute: Legal Trends and Practice Strategies,
  • Mediation Advocacy: An Employees' Attorney Perspective
  • 2004
  • Law Journal Newsletters' Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
  • Can Law Firm Partners Sue The Firm For Employment Discrimination?
  • 2004
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • When Your Employer Thinks You Acted Disloyally: The Guarantees And Uncertainties Of Retaliation Law
  • 2003
  • 20th Annual Upper MidWest Employment Law Institute
  • Developments In Harassment Law: Update For 2002-2003
  • 2003
  • Excerpt from "Chapter 16. Representing the Executive"
  • Employment Agreements - Negotiating Employment Agreements
  • 2003
  • Excerpt from "Chapter 16. Representing the Executive"
  • Handling Disputes Involving Current Employees
  • 2003
  • "Chapter 16. Representing the Executive"
  • Mediation Of Employment Disputes
  • 2003
  • Excerpt from "Chapter 16. Representing the Executive"
  • Negotiations And ADR In Employment Disputes: An Employees' Attorney's Perspective
  • 2003
  • Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
  • How Law Firms Can Avoid Retaliation Claims
  • 2002
  • BNA Books
  • Negotiating ADR Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2002
  • BNA Books
  • Negotiating Settlement Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2002
  • BNA Books
  • Negotiating Settlement Agreements: An Employees' Lawyer's Perspective 1
  • 2002
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • Non-Compete Agreements: Emerging Issues From The Perspective Of Employee's Counsel
  • 2001
  • 656 PLI/Lit. 187
  • Practice Pointers on Opposing the Affirmative Defense that the Employer Took Reasonable Steps to Prevent Sexual Harassment: Perspective of a Plaintiff's Attorney
  • 2001
  • 662 PLI/Lit. 1179
  • Overview of Workplace Claims in New York: Perspective of Employees’ Counsel
  • 2001
  • 657 PLI/Lit. 101
  • Marshalling the Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases: A Perspective from the Plaintiff’s Bar
  • 2001
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • What To Do If You Are Fired
  • 2001
  • Law Journal Newsletters' Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
  • The Financial Rights Of A Departing Law Partner
  • 2000
  • Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
  • Determining the Financial Rights of a Departing Partner
  • 2000
  • Law Journal Newsletters' Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
  • When And How Can A Law Firm Expel A Partner?
  • 2000
  • The Practical Litigator
  • Negotiating the Severance Agreement from the Employee's Perspective
  • 1999
  • Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
  • Ten Ways for Law Firm Management to Avoid Employee Lawsuits
  • 1999
  • Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
  • Outten's Admonitions Or Top Ten Ways For Employers To Avoid Employee Lawsuits
  • 1999
  • ABA ERR
  • Employment Issues For Multi-National Employers And Employees: Legal Restraints On Foreign Employers Doing Business In The United States
  • 1998
  • West Pub
  • New York Employment Complaints and Answers/FAST
  • 1998
  • ABA/BNA Books
  • Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws: Anti-Discrimination
  • 1997
  • Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
  • "Glass-Ceiling" Lawsuits Threaten "Old Boy" Network
  • 1996
  • Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report
  • Are Partners "Employees" Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law?
  • 1996
  • Chapter in Employment Litigation in New York
  • Pleadings
  • 1996
  • The Practical Litigator
  • Cross-Examining a Defense Psychologist in a Sexual Harassment Case
  • 1993
  • NELA/Mathew Bender/Lexis
  • Employee and Applicant Testing
  • 1990
  • Matthew Bender/Lexis
  • Privacy in the Employment Relationship
  • 1987
  • Univ. Press
  • The Rights of Employees and Union Members: The Basic ACLU Guide to the Rights of Employees and Union Members (An American Civil Liberties Union handbook)
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2020: The Great Disruptor: The Future of Work, the Workplace, and the Workforce
  • 2020: The Great Disruptor: The Future of Work, the Workplace, and the Workforce
  • 2021
  • Managing Partner Conference Series: Managing Partner Response to COVID-19
  • Managing Partner Conference Series: Managing Partner Response to COVID-19
  • 2020
  • Law Practice Management Committee Annual Meeting
  • Managing Partner Roundtable | Developing a Culture of Attorney Satisfaction
  • 2019
  • Program on Psychological Issues in the Workplace
  • Employees’ Lawyer’s Perspective: Resolving Highly Emotional Workplace Complaints and Claims
  • 2018
  • Annual Conference of the International Labor & Employment Lawyers Committee
  • The Arbitration Dichotomy: Advances Outside the US while Challenges to Its Use in the US Continue
  • 2018
  • NELA Annual Convention
  • Not Just Plain Vanilla: Creative Settlement Terms in Employment Disputes
  • 2017
  • Annual Conference
  • Representing Highly Compensated Employees
  • 2017
  • NELA 2016 Annual Convention
  • Deferred Compensation Issues in Negotiating Severance Agreements
  • 2016
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York
  • The New Restatement of Employment Law
  • 2015
  • Fourth TransAtlantic Conference, U.K.
  • Pay and Leave
  • 2015
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Employment Lawyer as Problem Solver
  • 2015
  • ABA Labor & Employment Law Section Webinar
  • Negotiating Non-Monetary Terms - Employment Settlement Agreements
  • 2014
  • Third Transatlantic Conference
  • Plenary Session—Case Study
  • 2013
  • Hofstra, Arbitration and Mediation in Labor and Employment Law
  • Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal 30th Anniversary Reception and Symposium
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Negotiating Executive Severance Agreements
  • 2012
  • The Five O'Clock Club, New York, NY
  • What Every HR Executive Needs to Prepare for 2012 Challenges
  • 2012
  • Five O'Clock Club, New York, NY
  • A Year in Review, HR's Biggest Challenges
  • 2012
  • Non-Qualified and Attorney Fee Structures Conference
  • Taxable Damages in Employment Cases
  • 2011
  • NELA/NY Conference
  • Law Firm Partnership Issues
  • 2011
  • Midwinter Conference, Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • A Comparison of How Litigation is Handled Outside the U.S.
  • 2011
  • Midwinter Conference
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements from Different Countries
  • 2011
  • EU and US Perspectives, International Labor & Employment Law Committee
  • Employment Discrimination Laws
  • 2011
  • Annual Convention
  • Employment Agreements 101
  • 2011
  • Annual CLE Conference
  • Employment Agreements for Employees and Independent Contractors
  • 2011
  • Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence in the Fields of Labor & Employment Law
  • "Moving Towards the Future"
  • 2010
  • Practicing Law Institute
  • Skills for Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 2010
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Developments in Employment Law in 2010: What You Need to Know in this Changing Landscape
  • 2010
  • Law Education Institute, Labor and Employment Law
  • We Don't Do Things That Way Here, Stranger: International Practice Gotcha's
  • 2010
  • Hofstra Law School
  • Samuel M. Kaynard Award for Excellence in the Fields of Labor & Employment Law: “Moving Towards the Future,”
  • 2010
  • ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights & Respoonsibilities Committee
  • Strategies for Meeting Diversity Goals in the Legal Profession
  • 2010
  • 2010 Annual Meeting – Global ADR: The New Reality
  • Arbitration Under Attack: The Future of ADR
  • 2010
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Employment ‘Pre-Nuptial’ – Counsel Go Head to Head Over Non-Competition, Confidentiality and other Restrictions on Employees
  • 2009
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute
  • The Divorce Wars – When the Departing Employee Leaves with Trade Secrets, Employees, and other Valuable Corporate Assets
  • 2009
  • New York University School of Law, New York, NY
  • Regulating Executive Compensation
  • 2009
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)
  • Executive Employment Agreements & Executive Compensation
  • 2009
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Mediation Advocacy: the Perspective of Employee's Counsel
  • 2009
  • National CLE Conference
  • Dealing with the International Employee
  • 2009
  • Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting
  • Preparing for Mediation – Tips for the Advocate and Tips for the Mediator and Mandatory Arbitration – Pyett and Beyond
  • 2009
  • Labor & Employment Law Conference
  • UK Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Protecting Your Rights as an Administrator Under the Law
  • 2009
  • Association of Conflict Resolution of Greater New York
  • Workplace Issues in the Current Economic Climate and the Role of Dispute Resolution
  • 2009
  • Annual Convention
  • Why Diversity Matters: Not Just Talking But 'Walking the Walk'
  • 2009
  • Annual CLE Conference
  • Crucial Strategies in Negotiating Employment and Separation Agreements
  • 2009
  • ABA Labor & Employment Section, Committee on Ethics and Professionalism
  • The Role of Courts in Policing Professionalism
  • 2009
  • 38th Annual Institute on Employment Law
  • Litigation Strategy: Plaintiffs’ Counsel, A Moderated Discussion
  • 2009
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Wayne N. Outten
Wayne N. Outten
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 48 years