Mr. Romer-Friedman said, "Outten & Golden has a strong national reputation for protecting and promoting the rights of employees. I'm delighted to join the firm as it builds momentum in protecting veterans, service members, people of color, women, and LGBTQ employees who are subjected to unlawful discrimination. I look forward to collaborating with so many accomplished litigators whom I have long admired and respected."
Mr. Romer-Friedman has litigated, developed, supervised and settled dozens of employment discrimination, wage theft, veterans' rights, credit discrimination, fair housing, disability rights, Title VII, parental leave, LGBTQ rights, and public accommodations cases.
He joins Outten & Golden from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs, where he was Deputy Director of Litigation. He previously litigated employment and civil rights matters at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC in Washington. He served as labor counsel for Sen. Edward Kennedy on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and as legislative representative for the United Steelworkers of America.
A finalist for Public Justice's Trial Lawyer of the Year award in 2011, Mr. Romer-Friedman has been a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for the past three years. He is an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Romer-Friedman graduated with honors from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and received his law degree from Columbia Law School. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia and before many federal District Courts (the District of Columbia, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Colorado) and Circuit Courts (the District of Columbia Circuit and the Ninth and Sixth Circuits).
About Outten & Golden LLP
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.
Outten & Golden has offices in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco
Contact: Wayne N. Outten, Outten & Golden LLP, 212.245.1000
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