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Adam T. Klein

Partner at Outten & Golden, New York City

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Meeting of May 16, 2007 - Employment Testing and Screening

ADAM T. KLEIN is a partner of Outten & Golden LLP and is the chair of the firm's class action practice group. His practice is limited to the prosecution of class action and impact litigation of employment discrimination and wage and hour claims.

In EEO litigation, Mr. Klein serves as co-lead plaintiffs' counsel in nationwide, gender discrimination class action lawsuit against Smith Barney. Mr. Klein also serves as co-lead plaintiffs' class counsel in a now settled "glass ceiling" gender discrimination class action against MetLife, based on discrimination in promotions and compensation.  Mr. Klein presently serves as lead or co-lead plaintiffs' counsel in a variety of wage and hour class/collective actions including cases against Wal-Mart, IBM, Washington Mutual, Verizon, UPS, A&P, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, and GEICO.

Mr. Klein is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), served on the Executive Board of its New York Affiliate (NELA/NY) from 2000 to 2006, and is the former co-chair of the Class Action Committee of NELA. He served on the Executive Board of the Employee Rights Section of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Klein is a member of the American Bar Association, where he served as the Plaintiffs' Co-Chair of the Committee on Technology and Federal Law Clerks Training Program, and is a member of the Committees on Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights and Responsibilities of the Section of Labor and Employment Law and the Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee of the Section of Litigation. Mr. Klein is the plaintiffs’ co-chair of the largest Committee within the Labor and Employment Section – the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee. Mr. Klein is also a member of the Federal Bar Council, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Labor and Employment Law Program of Cornell University’s ILR School.

Mr. Klein received his undergraduate degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1987 and his law degree from Hofstra University in 1990. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1991.

Mr. Klein is admitted in New York and in the federal Second, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits and the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York.

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