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Wayne Outten

Wayne Outten

Advocates for Workplace Fairness

47 years of experience

Employment Law, International Law

Illinois, New York, Washington DC


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 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). View More ›


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Practice Area

Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination,
International Law
Human Rights, Imports & Exports,



Professional Experience

Law Clerk
U.S. District Court Judge Gus J. Solomon, District of Oregon
1974 - 1976


New York University School of Law

J.D. (2004) | Law

New York University School of Law
Drexel University

B.S. (1970)

Drexel University


Super Lawyer 2006-2018
Super Lawyers
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2005-2018
Best Lawyer, 1987 - Present
Best Lawyers in America
AV Preeminent-Rated Attorney

Professional Associations

Employment Disputes Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution



Employment Disputes Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
American Constitution Society



American Constitution Society
Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives (LINEE)

Co-Founder and Co-Chair

2013 - Current

Lawyers International Network for Employees and Executives (LINEE)
Workplace Fairness

Co-Founder & President

1993 - Current

Workplace Fairness
National Employment Lawyers Association [NELA]

Founding Member

1985 - Current

National Employment Lawyers Association [NELA]

Websites & Blogs

Outten & Golden LLP


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NY Office
685 Third Avenue 25th Floor New York, NY 10017
Toll-Free: (877) 468-8836
Telephone: (212) 245-1000
Fax: (646) 509-2060
IL Office
161 North Clark Street Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60601
Toll-Free: (877) 468-8836
Telephone: (312) 809-7010
Fax: (312) 809-7011
DC Office
601 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 200W Washington, DC 20001
Toll-Free: (877) 468-8836
Telephone: (202) 847-4410
Fax: (202) 847-4410
SF Office
One California Street 12th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111
Toll-Free: (877) 468-8836
Telephone: (415) 638-8800
Fax: (415) 638-8810

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