SUSAN E. HUHTA is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP and heads the individual practice in the Washington, D.C. office. She represents employees exclusively in a wide range of employment matters, including litigation in state and federal trial courts, before administrative agencies, and in appellate courts.
In addition, Ms. Huhta provides advice and counseling to individuals experiencing employment problems or disputes, including executives and lawyers. She negotiates employment contracts, non-compete agreements and separation agreements.
Ms. Huhta’s employment practice focuses on claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, family and medical leave act violations, and breaches of contract. She represents whistleblowers and individuals who have experienced adverse employment action as a result of opposing illegal or unethical corporate practices.
Ms. Huhta also handles a variety of professional and executive compensation and benefits matters, including the negotiation of employment, severance, restrictive covenant, partnership agreements and trade secret agreements.
Before joining Outten & Golden LLP, Ms. Huhta practiced at a boutique employment law firm in D.C. for six years, and prior to that, for over 10 years, she ran the EEO and Public Accommodations Projects at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs. One of her career highlights was winning a verdict on the first claims brought to trial in the District of Columbia for taxicab discrimination against African Americans.
Ms. Huhta employs a highly client-centric approach, carefully considering all aspects of a client’s life and needs in helping develop and implement strategic decisions. She believes that every single client — without regard to position in life — deserves a dedicated, compassionate, and tenacious advocate.
Ms. Huhta has been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Washingtonian Magazine. In 2016, she was named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” in civil plaintiff-side litigation by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
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