Katherine Blostein

Katherine Blostein

  • Employment Law
  • New York
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KATHERINE BLOSTEIN is a Of Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and a member of its Executives & Professionals Practice Group. She represents employees in public and private companies in negotiation of employment, severance, non-competition, expatriate, and international assignment agreements. She also represents teams of employees, founders and partners in employment related situations during a sale, merger and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Ms. Blostein represents employees in various industries, including financial services (on the buy and sell side), entertainment, advertising, media, technology, fashion, and consumer goods and services. She also represents attorneys, accounting professionals, doctors and other medical practitioners in employment related matters. Ms. Blostein is also a member of the Firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Workplace Rights Practice Group.

Ms. Blostein is a member of ABA’s Section of Labor & Employment Law, where she is an active member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities and International Labor and Employment Law Committees. She is also a member of NELA/NY and NYSBA. Ms. Blostein and Ms. Wendi S. Lazar co-authored a chapter titled "Executive Employment Agreements" published in the Executive & Director Compensation Reference Guide (BNA) and an article, “Executive Pay: Skydiving with a New Parachute,” published by BNA. Ms. Blostein is Associate Editor (2015 Cumulative Supplement), assisted in the research and writing of a major treatise on international restrictive covenants, titled “Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey" published by BNA. She was also a contributor to “Negotiating and Drafting Expatriate Employment Agreements” published in International Labor & Employment Law, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1B by BNA.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Employment Contracts
  • Separation Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Executive Compensation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Languages
  • English
  • Russian
Education
New York Law School
J.D.
Honors: Executive Board of the Law Review, John Marshall Harlan Scholar, 2007
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Awards
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Lawdragon
Rising Star 2014-2018
Super Lawyers
John Marshall Harlan Scholar
New York Law School
Professional Associations
American Bar Association # 011260-5
Member
Current
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New York State Bar Association Department of Pro Bono Affairs
Member
Current
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National Employment Law Association
Member
Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Affiliate
Member
Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Contracts & Executive Compensation Subcommittee of Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee (ERR)
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Reforming Labor and Employment Laws to Improve the Economy: Comparing American and French Approaches
O&G Employment Law Blog
Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume I, with 2015 Cumulative Supplement
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Jennifer Lawrence Says Hollywood Gender Pay Gap Shouldn't be a Part of the Real-Life American Hustle
O&G Employment Law Blog
NYSBA event recap: Outten & Golden Partner Wendi Lazar presents workshop on "sweat equity" in start-ups
O&G Employment Law Blog
International Lawyers as Clients
O&G Employment Law Blog
Mandatory Arbitration: Searching for Fairness
O&G Employment Law Blog
Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements: Cutting A Path Through The Regulatory Thicket
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Executive Pay: Skydiving With A New Parachute
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey, Volume I, with 2015 Cumulative Supplement
BNA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Outten & Golden LLP
Contact & Map
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Telephone: (212) 245-1000