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Wendi S Lazar Esq. - New York, NY

685 Third Avenue25th Floor New York, NY 10017

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Updated: 04/29/2022

New York Employment Law Lawyer

Overview

WENDI S. LAZAR is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York where she co-heads the firm's Individual Practice and the Executives and Professionals Practice Group. Ms. Lazar practices in many areas of executive compensation and employment law with a focus on executive agreements, including retention, expatriate, non-competition, talent, severance, and compensation arrangements...

About Wendi S Lazar Esq.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Executive Agreements
  • Retention
  • Expatriate
  • Non-Competition
  • Talent
  • Severance
  • Compensation Arrangements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Employee Rights

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession (Commissioner)
  • International Bar Association (Member)
  • Diversity Committee, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Labor & Employment Section (Former Co-Chair)
  • NYSBA Labor & Employment Section, International Labor and Employment Committee (Executive Committee)
  • International Women's Rights Committee of the Women's Bar of the State of New York (Former Chair)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association's (NELA) Executives and Professionals Committee (Chair)
  • International Labor and Employment Law Committee, American Bar Association (ABA), Labor and Employment Law Section (Former Co-Chair)
  • International Human Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Member)
  • UC Hastings College of the Law, Work Life Law (Board Member)

Education

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship in International Law
    Honors: Alexander Fellow, Participating as a Federal Judicial Law Clerk
  • Hunter College
    Honors: magna cum laude

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker: "Global Mobility Issues for Senior Executives and their Families", International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers, - 2020
  • Speaker, Panelist: "Developments and Trends for Responsible Business Conduct in the Modern Workplace", American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, - 2020
  • Speaker: "Equal Pay and Workplace Hiring and Retention Practices", DC Bar, - 2020
  • Moderator: "Voting Rights & Voter Suppression: 100 Years After The 19th Amendment", New York State Bar Association, - 2020
  • Speaker: "73rd Annual NYU Conference on Labor", New York University, - 2020
  • Presenter: "Privacy Law, Coronavirus, and Post-Pandemic Best Practices", Bloomberg Law, CLE Webinar, - 2020
  • Speaker: "You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Key Lessons from the 2018 Report on Racial and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession", ABA Employment Rights Committee, - 2019
  • Panelist: "Solving the Privacy Puzzle in the Workplace", ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, - 2019
  • Keynote Speaker: "The Future of Work in the Second Machine Age", Georgetown University Law Center, The Changing Nature of Low-Wage Work: How Automation & the Gig Economy Impact the Future of Work, - 2018
  • Moderator: "International Executive Compensation Hot Topics", Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2018, - 2018
  • Panelist: "Embracing Transformation in the Legal Industry", Thomson Reuters: The Early Careers Network and the Technology Practice Group, - 2018
  • Moderator: "#Metoo, #QuellaVoltaChe, #YoTambien, #BalanceTonPorc: Examining Global Policies and Regulations in the Wake of the Sexual Harassment Scandal", American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, - 2018
  • Panelist: "ABA Forum: #MeToo, Time's Up—Sexual Harassment in the Workplace", American Bar Association, Office of the President and the Commission on Women in the Profession, - 2018
  • Panelist: "Protecting Business Interests in International Team Moves – Pursuing Litigation, and Enforcing Orders and Awards Across Borders", Global Business Protections 2018 One Day International Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information Conference, - 2018
  • Moderator: "Will Women Survive at Law Firms? Taking up the challenges of a diminishing population amidst the #MeToo movement, diversity challenges, and work-life balance", New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting, - 2018
  • Speaker: "TBA", New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Fall Meeting, - 2018
  • Moderator: "The College of Labor & Employment Program: Setting the Bar: The Elimination of Unprofessional Conduct Toward Women and Minorities", ABA Labor & Employment Section, 12th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, - 2018
  • Panelist: "The History and Modification of ABA Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(g) and Best Practices for Compliance", The Seton Hall University School of Law Legislative Journal and Circuit Review, Diversity and Inclusion: Shaping an Ethical Practice, - 2017
  • Panelist: "Please Mind the Gap: A Cross-Border Comparison of New Laws and Initiatives to Equal Pay", ABA Section of International Labor & Employment Law Committee, Midyear Meeting, - 2017
  • Panelist: "The Challenges of Globalizing Corporate Diversity Initiatives and Overcoming Cultural Impediments", ABA Section of Labor & Employment, Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, - 2017
  • Conference Co-chair, Moderator, and Panelist: "Employment issues in the gig economy in the US/UK", ELA, Fifth Transatlantic Conference: Programme, - 2017
  • Speaker: "Understanding the Employment and Immigration Implications of Terminating Expatriates: At the Journey’s End", American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Midwinter Meeting, - 2016
  • Speaker: "Bias, Prejudice & Harassment in the Legal Profession: A Proposal for a New Rule (E)", ABA, Labor & Employment Law Section, ABA Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, - 2016
  • Speaker: "Federal Privacy Laws: International Employment Issues and the Impact on Your Practice", 2016 National CLE Conference, - 2016
  • Speaker: "Pre-Emption Claims Under the UTSA", National CLE Conference - Labor & Employment, - 2015
  • Moderator: " Learning to Lead: Facing Today's Challenges", 2015 Women of the Section of Litigation Conference: Leading, Litigating, Connecting, American Bar Association, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Representing the Start-Up Venture Institute", New York State Bar Association, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Running a Cross Border Restrictive Covenant Case", ELA Conference, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Managing Expatriates in the U.S. and Overseas", Practising Law Institute, International Employment Law 2015, - 2015
  • Panelist: "What Works for Women at Work: Navigating Workplaces Shaped by Subtle Bias", UCHastings Leadership Academy for Women, UC Hastings WorkLife Law, - 2015
  • Panelist: "Private Equity CEO Compensation Structures", Hypatia Capital Group, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Representing the “Sweat Equity” Worker in a Startup or Early-Stage Venture," “Sweat Equity” in Startups and Early-Stage Businesses, Legal, Tax and Employment Issues for Founders, Key Executives and Independent Contractors", NYSBA, Employment Law Issues for the Startup Venture, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Restrictive Covenants and Labor Mobility: A Case Study of Non-Competes, and Choice-of-Law Provisions, in the Legal Profession", American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Retaining & Promoting Women & Minorities in the Legal Profession: Getting It Right", 2015 NYSBA Annual Meeting, Plenary One, - 2015
  • Speaker: "Noncompetes on the Cutting Edge", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, - 2015
  • Moderator: "Doing Business in the Asia Pacific: Pitfalls and Advantages for Employers and Employees", ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, - 2014
  • Speaker: "Challenges Facing Women Lawyers in a Global Practice", American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, - 2014
  • Speaker: "International Compensation Challenges", Practising Law Institute, - 2014
  • Panelist: "Mediation Strategies in Executive Employment Disputes", New York Law Journal Labor & Employment Law, - 2014
  • Speaker: "Effective Strategies for Drafting Executive Employment Contracts", NELA 2014 Annual Convention: Blazing the Trail, Courage, Challenge, Change, - 2014
  • Panelist: "Mediation Advocacy Strategies in Executive Employment Disputes", Insights and Strategies on the Effective: Mediation of Employment Disputes, presented by JAMS and the New York Law Journal, - 2014
  • Panelist: "Professional Responsibility and Gender Equity", Edith I. Spivack Symposium, presented by the Committee on Women in the Law, of the New York State Bar Association Program Annual Meeting, - 2014
  • Speaker: "FMLA, ADA, PDA Update", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, - 2014
  • Panelist: "The Changing Landscape of Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants", American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, and the Center for Professional Development, Webinar, - 2013
  • Moderatior: "ABA Panel: Team Moves and Restrictive Covenants", ELA, Third Transatlantic Conference, - 2013
  • Speaker: "Cross-Border Assignments & Employment Agreements", Practising Law Institute, International Employment Law 2013 Seminar/Webcast, - 2013
  • Speaker: "Settling the Case and Wrapping Up Employment: Negotiating Strategies, Drafting Realities", Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, - 2013
  • Panelist: "Where Have all the Women Gone?", International Bar Association, IBA Employment and Discrimination Law Conference, - 2013
  • Panelist: "It's as Easy as a Day at the Beach: Basics of Restrictive Covenants and Duties", American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, International Labor & Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, - 2013
  • Speaker: "Tips for Successful Negotiations", American Bar Association (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section, Webinar, - 2013
  • Speaker: "What's Love Got to Do With It? Work Romances and Sexual Favoritism", Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference, - 2013

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Wendi S. Lazar

Included on the 2023 New York Metro list


Past Lists

  • 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 New York — Metro Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, - 2022
  • Best Lawyers, 2012 - 2022
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, 2018 - 2020
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2020
  • Super Lawyers, 2012 - 2020
  • New York Law Journal: Top Women in the Law , - 2016
  • AV-Preeminent Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell, - 2015
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers Top Women , - 2015
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Law, - 2014
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship in International Law
  • Alexander Fellow, Cardozo Law
  • Emmy Award, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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Office Information

Address

685 Third Avenue25th Floor New York, NY 10017

Fax

  • (646) 509-2060

Office Hours

8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Publication

Articles

  • Sexual Harassment In The Workplace Wendi S. Lazar and Deborah I. Volberg, 1997
  • WBASNY International Women's Rights Committee Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary in Montreal, Women's Bar News, 1998
  • H-1Bs - Out of Work and Out of Status? Still Unresolved, ILT Monthly, 2001
  • Representing Employees In The Brave New World Of 409A: New Rules On Deferred Compensation And Severence, 2005
  • Negotiating Out Of Restrictive Covenants
  • Counseling Multinational Employees: Their Rights And Remedies Under US Law, 2006
  • IRC §409A: New Rules on Deferred Compensation and Severence, New York Law Journal, 2006
  • §409A: Rules On Deferred Compensation, Severance Pay, New York Law Journal, 2007
  • Representing Executives and Employees after 409A: The Final Chapter on Deferred Compensation and Separation Pay, New York Law Journal, 2007
  • The Big Chill: Performers And Athletes Received A Cold Reception After 9/11—But Are Things Getting Warmer?, 2007
  • Expat Or Local? What German Employees Must Know When Coming To Work In The U.S. (Parts 1 & 2), German American Trade, Volume 18, Number 9, 2007
  • Representing Physicians With Non-Competition Pacts: Is The Law Changing?
  • Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements, BNA Books , 2009
  • Changing Economy Impacts Executive Pay, (BNA), 2009
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do—the Plight Of The H-1B Employees And The Challenges For Those Who Represent Them
  • Multiple Issues In Corporate Raiding Of Employees: Outside Counsel, New York Law Journal, 2009
  • Multiple Issues in Corporate Raiding of Employees, New York Law Journal, 2009
  • Expatriate Employment Agreements, Outten & Golden LLP, 2009
  • United States, BNA Books, 2010
  • Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, BNA Books, 2010
  • Employment Agreement And Cross Border Employment—Confidentiality, Trade Secret, And Other Restrictive Covenants In A Global Economy, BNA Books, 2010
  • Confidentiality, Trade Secrets and Other Duties and Restrictive Covenants in a Global Economy—A Comparative Overview of the Treatise, BNA Books, 2010
  • Employees' Privacy Rights in the Digital Age, New York Law Journal, 2010
  • Lessons from Conan, The Financial Manager, 2010
  • Avoiding Pitfalls of Waiving Privilege, Creating Discoverable Evidence and Other Technological Liabilities: An Attorney/ Client Checklist, Article for National Employment Lawyers Association 2011 Annual Convention, 2011
  • What's Private In The Private Workplace? Social Networking Sites, Background Checks And Employee Rights, Law Journal Newsletters, Employment Law Strategist, Volume 18, Number 12, 2011
  • Executive Employment Agreements, BNA Pension & Benefits Daily, 172 PBD, 2009
  • Employee Privacy Rights: Limitations To Monitoring, Surveillance And Other Technological Searches In The Private Workplace, PLI Institute, 2011
  • Executive Pay: Skydiving With A New Parachute, Bloomberg BNA, 2011
  • New PRC Social Insurance Law: Working in China Becomes More Costly to Foreign Employees and Employers, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2011
  • A Pink Slip Before Christmas Likely Means No Bonus in Your Stocking, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2011
  • Choice-of-Venue Clause Bites U.S. Expatriate Executive, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2012
  • Is a Clawback of a Cash Bonus for Regulated Employees a Restraint of Trade or Denial of Wages Under N.Y. Law?, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2013
  • Settling The Case And Wrapping Up Employment: Negotiating Strategies, Drafting Realities, 46th Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Conference, 2013
  • Pay And Promotion Equity Of Women On Wall Street: Does Litigation Help?, New York Law Journal, 2013
  • U.S. Employees Need A Federal Data Protection Law, New York Law Journal, 2014
  • New York's Post-Employment Restrictions Limit Mobility, New York Law Journal, 2014
  • Fathers Have Protected Rights To Care For Their Children, New York Law Journal, 2014
  • Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements: Cutting A Path Through The Regulatory Thicket, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc, 2014
  • Employment And Labor Law In 2014: Has The Workplace Improved?, New York Law Journal, 2014
  • Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume I, with 2015 Cumulative Supplement, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc, 2015
  • Mandatory Arbitration: Searching For Fairness, Workplace column on Mandatory Arbitration, 2015
  • NYSBA event recap: Outten & Golden Partner Wendi Lazar presents workshop on "sweat equity" in start-ups, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2015
  • "1984" In 2015: Protecting Employees' Social Media From Misuse, New York Law Journal, 2015
  • Undocumented Immigrant Workers: Enforcing Rights, New York Law Journal, 2015
  • Sexual Harassment In The Legal Profession: It’s Time To Make It Stop, New York Law Journal, 2016
  • Hollywood Is Taking the Lead Role in Spotlighting Equal Pay Issues for Women, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2016
  • Non-Compete Agreements: Bad for Employees, Bad for the Marketplace, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2016
  • Will New Legislation Cure The Gender Pay Gap?, New York Law Journal, 2016
  • ABA Adopts Ethics Rule to Prohibit Discrimination and Harassment... and It's About Time, New York Law Journal, 2016
  • An Office Romance Gone Wrong (Harvard Business Review Case Study And Commentary), Harvard Business Review, 2016
  • DOJ/FTC Publication Empowers Workers by Taking Aim at No-Poaching Agreements, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2016
  • Building Momentum For The Pay Equity Movement In BigLaw, Law360, 2016
  • Will Trump Companies’ Employment Lawsuits Be Barometer For Presidency?, New York Law Journal, 2017
  • The State of Equal Pay in the 21st Century, NYSBA Journal, 2017
  • The Gig Economy: A Threat To Basic Employment Rights, New York Law Journal, 2017
  • Zero Tolerance: Best Practices For Combating Sex-Based Harassment In The Legal Profession, Editor
  • Yet Another Double Standard: Women in Finance Given Harsher Discipline, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017
  • Bullying in the Legal Profession, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • Wall Street Keeps #MeToo Under Wraps, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • The Very Real Threat of AI in the Workplace, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • AI Exposes Employees to Increased Security and Privacy Risks, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2018
  • Expats and COVID-19: Global Employees at Risk and in Limbo, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2020
  • How Can Employees Protect Their Privacy in the New Remote Workplace?, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2020
  • Reopening the Workplace: A Gender Perspective on the Economic Fallout of COVID-19, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2020

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