Adam T. Klein

New York City, New York
Experience: 27 years
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About Adam T. Klein

ADAM T. KLEIN is a partner of Outten & Golden LLP in New York and is Co-chair of the firm's Class Action Practice Group. His practice focuses on the prosecution of class actions and impact litigation of employment discrimination and wage and hour claims. Mr. Klein currently serves as lead or co-lead plaintiffs' counsel in numerous major class action lawsuits involving discrimination claims in the financial services industry and challenges to the use of credit and criminal history records for employment decisions. At present, Mr. Klein is co-lead plaintiffs’ counsel in lawsuits challenging employment practices at Goldman Sachs, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and the federal Census Bureau. The Census Bureau litigation was filed in affiliation with a consortium of civil-rights organizations challenging the use of arrest and criminal history records as a screen for employment for over 700,000 applicants. Mr. Klein also prosecutes wage and hour class/collective actions against numerous major corporations and was counsel in major settlements involving IBM, Whirlpool, JP Morgan Chase, and other Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Mr. Klein serves as co-lead plaintiffs' counsel in nationwide discrimination class action lawsuits against Smith Barney (gender - Amochaev v. Smith Barney) and Morgan Stanley (race - Jaffe v. Morgan Stanley). Both the Amochaev and Jaffe cases are now settled, and each settlement provides class members with substantial monetary relief and creates systematic changes to company practices. Mr. Klein also served as co-lead plaintiffs' class counsel in a "glass ceiling" gender discrimination class action against MetLife, based on discrimination in promotions and compensation, which resulted in a settlement that created beneficial changes in the company. Mr. Klein was recently selected for inclusion as one of the Lawdragon 500 leading lawyers in America. He has been listed as a Best Lawyer under Best Lawyers in America from 2007 - 2016.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New YorkSince 1991
  • 2nd Circuit
  • 11th Circuit

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University J.D. | Law 1990

Awards

  • Selected for Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2016 Best Lawyers 2016
  • Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2014
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2013
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2012
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2011
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2010
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2010
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2009
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2008
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2007
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2012-2014 Lawdragon 2007-2014

Professional Association

  • National Employment Law Association #941396 Member 1991 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • Best Practices in Complex Employment Litigation: Contacting Employees Outten & Golden LLP

Address

685 Third Avenue
25th Floor New York
New York City, NY 10017 USA

Telephone: (212) 245-1000
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