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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

Stephanie L. Goutos
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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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September 20, 2019

Bill to Nullify Mandatory Predispute Arbitration Agreements Passes in U.S. House

September 20, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act” (FAIR Act), which aims to nullify mandatory, predispute arbitration agreements and class-action waivers for employment, consumer protection, antitrust, and civil rights matters. The FAIR Act, H.R. 1423, passed 225-186 in the House on September... Read More

September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 2019

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: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

August 20, 2019

Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision on Arbitration Interpreted Broadly by Labor Board

August 20, 2019

An employer may lawfully issue to its employees a new or revised mandatory arbitration agreement containing a class- and collective-action waiver specifying that employment disputes are to be resolved by individualized arbitration, even if it was in response to employees opting into a collective action (such as a wage lawsuit), the... Read More

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Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision on Arbitration Interpreted Broadly by Labor Board
August 20, 2019

An employer may lawfully issue to its employees a new or revised mandatory arbitration agreement containing a class- and collective-action waiver specifying that employment disputes are to be resolved by individualized arbitration, even if it was in response to employees opting into a collective action (such as a wage lawsuit), the Nation Read More

The Next Wave? Serial Discrimination Filings from Prior Class Claims
June 26, 2019

Notwithstanding the employers’ victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, which made it clear that arbitration and class action waiver regimes do not violate the National Labor Relations Act, employers are now facing another obstacle: serial arbitration filings. Read More

U.S. Supreme Court: Employment Class Arbitration Must Be Expressly Addressed in Contract
April 25, 2019

Class action arbitration is such a departure from ordinary, bilateral arbitration of individual disputes that courts may compel class action arbitration only where the parties expressly declare their intention to be bound by such actions in their arbitration agreement, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision. Lamps Plus, Inc. Read More