Rene S. Roupinian

Rene S. Roupinian

  • Employment Law
  • Michigan, New York
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RENÉ S. ROUPINIAN is a Partner of the firm and Co-Chair of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group.

For over fifteen years, Ms. Roupinian has devoted her practice to the litigation of Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act cases, representing tens of thousands of employees who were terminated without sufficient notice in violation of federal and state WARN laws. The firm’s WARN practice is national and its WARN cases have and continue to cover a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, transportation, retail, mining, mortgage and manufacturing. A majority of the cases Ms. Roupinian litigates are initiated as class actions and are frequently filed in bankruptcy court as adversary proceedings.

In 2017, the firm’s WARN Act Practice Group won a landmark United States Supreme Court decision on behalf of 1,800 terminated truck drivers. Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., 137 S. Ct. 973, 977, 197 L. Ed. 2d 398 (2017). The decision has been hailed as one of the top ten most important decisions in bankruptcy law and prompted Law360 to name Outten & Golden’s WARN Practice Group Bankruptcy Group of the Year.

Ms. Roupinian has lectured on the WARN Act and the prosecution of WARN claims as class actions in bankruptcy court. She has been quoted on WARN law rights and her cases have been cited in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, American Lawyer, Associated Press, USA Today, Forbes, Newsday, Times-Gazette, The Herald News, and others.

Ms. Roupinian received her BA from the University of Michigan, and her JD from Michigan State University College of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board. She joined Outten & Golden LLP in 2007 after representing employees in WARN Act cases at another New York firm.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Area
  • WARN Class Action Lawsuits
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
New York
Languages
  • English
Education
Michigan State University
Awards
Super Lawyer 2014-2019
Super Lawyers
New York Metro Super Lawyer Top Women 2015-2019
Super Lawyer
Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year
Law 360
Professional Associations
MSU College of Law Alumni Board
Member
Current
New York City Bar Association
Member
Current
National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Armenian-American Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
Alliance for Justice
Member
Current
Michigan Bar Association
Member
Current
New York State Bar # 4138889
Member
- Current
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New York, NY 10017
USA
Telephone: (212) 245-1000