Rachel Bien

Rachel Bien

  • Employment Law
  • California, New York
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RACHEL BIEN, is a Partner at Outten & Golden LLP in Los Angeles, California, and a Co-Chair of its Class & Collective Action Practice Group.

Ms. Bien is an experienced litigator who has recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages on behalf of her clients. She has represented tens of thousands of workers across many different industries in class and collective lawsuits. She was lead counsel in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., one of the first cases to argue that interns should be paid for their work on behalf of a private employer.

Ms. Bien is committed to protecting workers’ rights under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state and local wage laws. She has litigated and successfully settled many cases involving workers who were “misclassified” by their employers as “exempt” from overtime protections or labeled as “independent contractors” and denied overtime pay and other benefits. She has won motions against large corporations, and consistently advocates for interpretations of the law that advance the rights of all workers, including those who are most vulnerable to abuse.

Ms. Bien is an active member of the employment law bar. She is a member of the State Bar of California’s Labor and Employment Law Section, the National Employment Lawyer’s Association (“NELA”) and its California chapter (“CELA”), and the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. She speaks frequently on wage and hour topics.

She graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2005 and joined Outten & Golden LLP in October 2006 after serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas G. Nelson on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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New York
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Languages
  • English
Education
Brooklyn Law School
J.D.
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Awards
Best Lawyer 2015 - 2019
Best Lawyers
500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
Lawdragon
Top 250 Women in Litigation
Benchmark
Super Lawyer 2013-2017
Super Lawyers
Rising Star 2011-2012
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association
Outreach to Law Students Committee
Current
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American Bar Association
Member, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee
Current
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New York State Bar # 4439402
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Seventh Circuit Finds Class Action Waivers Violate Federal Labor Law
O&G Employment Law Blog
U.S. Supreme Court May Ultimately Have The Final Word On The Future Of Unpaid Internships In The Private Sector
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Intern Lawsuits Force Progressive Media to Look Closely at Their Own Intern Policies
O&G Employment Law Blog
EEOC Committee Reviews Workplace Diversity Issues
Section of Labor & Employment Law, American Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Outten & Golden LLP
Contact & Map
Outten & Golden LLP
One California Street
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
Telephone: (415) 638-8810