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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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February 26, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2019

February 26, 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: Are You My Employee? – Distinguishing independent contractors and employees Prevention Pointer – Is an “independent contract” enough?... Read More

January 16, 2019

Supreme Court: Interstate Transport Companies’ Independent Contractor-Drivers are Exempt from FAA

January 16, 2019

In New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA) Section 1 exemption applies to transportation workers, regardless of whether they are classified as independent contractors or employees. No. 17-340 (Jan. 15, 2019). By its terms, the FAA does not apply to “contracts of employment of... Read More

December 12, 2018

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2018

December 12, 2018

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: Are you my employer? A patchwork of tests Only in California Prevention pointer Other class action developments Read More

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Fifth Circuit Rules District Court Erred in Ordering Notice of Collective Action to Employees who Signed Arbitration Agreements
February 27, 2019

In a significant case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit just held it to be in error for a district court to order notice be sent to employees as part of a certification who, by a preponderance of the evidence, entered into a valid arbitration agreement. Read More

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Application of American Pipe Tolling Decision to Subsequent Class Actions
March 28, 2018

As discussed on our blog late last year, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to China Agritech, Inc., a fertilizer manufacturer, from the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Resh v. China Agritech, Inc., 857 F.3d 994 (9th Cir. 2017). (See our earlier post here). Read More

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Application of American Pipe Tolling Decision on Class Actions
December 21, 2017

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to China Agritech, Inc., a fertilizer manufacturer, from the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Resh v. China Agritech, Inc., 857 F.3d 994 (9th Cir. 2017).  In reviewing Resh, the Court will consider whether its American Pipe and Construction Co. v. Utah, 414 U.S. Read More