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Stephanie L. Goutos

KM Attorney
Albany

P 518-512-8700
F 518-242-7730
Stephanie.Goutos@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Stephanie L. Goutos is the Knowledge Management (“KM”) Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Class Actions and Complex Litigation Practice Group, and is based in the firm’s Albany, New York, office.

Ms. Goutos supports the development of new knowledge-sharing technologies, processes, and solutions; drafts and manages legal and electronic resources; monitors and analyzes regulatory and class action case law developments; and develops and maintains information and best practices to enhance the firm’s ability to provide excellent, cost-effective defense of class actions. In doing so, Ms. Goutos draws upon her extensive litigation experience defending class and collective actions in numerous states, including New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Tennessee, and Indiana. Ms. Goutos’ practice is focused on complex employment litigation, including class, collective, and hybrid actions.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Goutos was Senior Counsel to the New York State Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education at the New York State Department of Education. In this role, Ms. Goutos provided legal counsel to the Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of Education on a wide variety of issues, including existing and proposed state and federal laws and regulations.

While attending law school, Ms. Goutos was a judicial extern for the Honorable Mae A. D’Agostino in the United States District Court, Northern District of New York. She was also a Senior Editor on the Albany Government Law Review and interned for the Albany County Office of the District Attorney in the Special Victims Unit.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Capital District Women's Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association

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November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

November 2, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Minimum wage traps Prevention pointer The legislation (Not) Only in California Regulatory roundup Class action trends—the top ten... Read More

July 12, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2017

July 12, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Wage and hour claims: the class and collective behemoth The legislation Prevention pointer Only in California Regulatory roundup Read More

June 12, 2017

Supreme Court: Plaintiffs May Not Voluntarily Dismiss Case to Appeal Class Certification Decision

June 12, 2017

Plaintiffs may not voluntarily dismiss their class action claims upon receiving an adverse class certification decision and subsequently invoke 28 U.S.C. § 1291, the general rule that appeals can be taken only from a final judgment, to appeal the decision as a matter of right, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. Microsoft Corporation v.... Read More

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Class Action Filed Against NCAA and 20 Universities Alleging Student-Athletes with Scholarships Are Employees
October 4, 2017

In the latest effort to argue that student athletes qualify as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), a class action lawsuit was filed last week in a federal court in Pennsylvania against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and 20 universities. Last year, the U.S. Read More

Supreme Court: Plaintiffs May Not Voluntarily Dismiss Case to Appeal Class Certification Decision
June 12, 2017

Plaintiffs may not voluntarily dismiss their class action claims upon receiving an adverse class certification decision and subsequently invoke 28 U.S.C. § 1291, the general rule that appeals can be taken only from a final judgment, to appeal the decision as a matter of right, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. Microsoft Corporation v. Read More

ALERT: Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
April 7, 2017

Today, after a three-day hearing, the Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  Gorsuch was approved by a 54 to 45 vote after a rule change that allowed him to be confirmed with a simple majority.  To see Jackson Lewis’ detailed analysis of Neil Gorsuch, click here.  Gorsuch is expected to be sworn in … Read More