Board President Finance & Operations Committee
Wayne N. Outten is one of the founders of Workplace Fairness, formerly known as the National Employee Rights Institute (NERI), and has remained involved in various capacities since. Wayne has committed himself, through Workplace Fairness and many other organizations, to advocating for workers’ rights nationwide.
His practice, Wayne Outten & Golden LLP, focuses exclusively on representing employees. He co-chairs the firm’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group. His practice represents senior employees and professionals in all aspects of employment, including negotiation of employment, compensation, severance, expatriate and secondment agreements. His notable recoveries include $12 million in a discrimination/retaliation case, $18.9 million in a breach-of-contract case and $72.0 million in a compensation case.
His recognitions include “Best Lawyers in America”; Top 100 New York Metro Super Lawyers; Best Lawyer’s “Lawyer of the Year 2010” for Labor and Employment Law – NYC and “Lawyer of the Year 2012” for Litigation – Labor and Employment in NYC; Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America ; Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America; and Lawdragon “legend” (2015).
Wayne is also a founding member and/or leader of many organizations including the National Employment Lawyers Association and it’s New York affiliate, the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the ABA Labor and Employment Law (Chair, 2015-2016). He has lectured and written extensively on negotiation, mediation and arbitration of employment disputes and on employment and severance agreements.