NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Outten & Golden LLP's Class Action Practice Group has been selected as a 2016 Practice Group of the Year award in the category of Employment Law. The award goes to law firms that have won particularly impressive victories in litigation.
As Law360 noted, the firm's growth has enabled it "to take on some of the biggest corporations and the biggest names on the management side, but the firm has not forgotten its founding mission" - taking on cases when its clients' rights have been harmed, even when not necessarily justified by business considerations.
"I am very proud that Employment Law 360 has recognized our Class Action Practice Group," said Wayne N. Outten, the managing partner at Outten & Golden, the largest employee-side employment law firm in the United States. "Adam Klein started that practice group in 2000 and was joined by Justin M. Swartz in 2003. They have built one of the largest and best employee-side class action practices in the United States, with an extraordinary team of talented and dedicated lawyers."
Adam T. Klein, the deputy managing partner at Outten & Golden, said, "We are delighted to be recognized by Law360 as a 2016 Practice Group of the Year recipient. The honor is based on the hard work and dedication of the lawyers, paralegals, and non-lawyer staff of the entire firm."
From Law360: Law360 selects practice groups with an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence, Law360 selected 157 winning groups across 34 practice areas. In the awards program's seventh year, the Practice Groups of the Year hailed from 80 law firms and rose to the top of 619 submissions.
Outten & Golden focuses on representing employees in employment and related workplace matters. Its class action practice group handles cases 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. The firm also represents individual 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. In addition, 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.
Outten & Golden has nine practice groups: Executives & Professionals, Financial Services, Sexual Harassment & Sex Discrimination, Family Responsibilities & Disabilities Discrimination, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Queer Workplace Rights, Discrimination & Retaliation, Whistleblower Retaliation, Class & Collective Actions, and WARN Act.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
For media inquiries, contact Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten at (212) 245-1000.
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