Ossai Miazad

Ossai Miazad

  • Employment Law
  • District of Columbia, New York
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Summary

OSSAI MIAZAD is Partner and Co-Chair of the Discrimination and Retaliation Practice Group and is also active in the firm's Class & Collective Action Practice Group at Outten & Golden LLP in New York. She represents employees in class action and impact litigation aimed at eliminating systemic discrimination. She has experience litigating before federal and state courts and arbitration panels. Ms. Miazad currently serves as plaintiffs' counsel in numerous major class action lawsuits involving challenges to the use of credit and criminal history records for employment decisions, challenges to U.S. citizen and legal permanent resident requirements in contracting on behalf of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries and claims on behalf of women facing discrimination in pay and promotion. Her work on the landmark criminal background check case against the U.S. Census Bureau was recognized with the Public Justice 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Ms. Miazad has been selected to Super Lawyers 2013 – 2017. She was also designated as a "Next generation lawyer" by The Legal 500 United States 2017's guide to up-and-coming lawyers nationwide.

Ms. Miazad regularly lectures and publishes on employment issues. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of "The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act," published by the American Bar Association’s ("ABA") Section of Labor and Employment Law, and serves as co-chair of the ABA’s Subcommittee on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA"). Ms. Miazad served on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights and as a board member of the New York affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA").

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New York
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Languages
  • English
Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D.
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Awards
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Lawdragon
Super Lawyer 2013-2018
Super Laywers
"Next Generation" Lawyer
Legal 500
New York Metro Super Lawyer Top Women
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Co-chair, Subcommittee on USERRA, Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee
Current
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Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
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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New York City Bar Association
Member, Committee on Civil Rights
Current
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New York State Bar # 4341624
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
NYC City Council Gives All New Yorkers a Fair Chance at Employment
O&G Employment Law Blog
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee
NYPD Settles Pension Class Action in Favor of Active Military Service Employees
O&G Employment Law Blog
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Outten & Golden LLP
Contact & Map
685 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
USA
Telephone: (212) 245-1000