NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Outten & Golden LLP partner Wendi S. Lazar is among 30 outstanding lawyers included in the New York Law Journal's "Top Women in the Law 2016." Co-Chair of Outten & Golden's Executives and Professionals Practice Group, Ms. Lazar is among honorees from the legal, corporate, public interest, and academic communities, the law journal announced. "These outstanding attorneys, gathered with the help of recommendations from the legal community, are making strides to push the legal profession forward for women," journal editors said. Wayne N. Outten, co-founder and managing partner of Outten & Golden, said, "This honor reflects Wendi's three-dimensional leadership - as a practicing lawyer, as a leader in our firm, and as a leader in the professional community. We are proud that Outten & Golden, with Wendi's help, has become the largest firm in the United States that focuses exclusively on representing employees, including executives and partners." Ms. Lazar said, "I thank the legal community and the New York Law Journal editors for this recognition. It reflects my deep commitment to improving the lives of women in our profession and Outten & Golden's strong record of representing executives and for protecting and promoting the rights of employees against injustices in the workplace." As Co-Chair of the firm's Executives and Professionals Practice Group, Ms. Lazar's practice focuses on executive agreements, including retention, expatriate, non-competition, talent, severance, and compensation arrangements. She represents, among others, teams of executives, founders, and partners transitioning during sales, mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions for clients at portfolio and public companies, financial institutions, and entertainment, advertising and media companies. Her practice is international in scope. She also is co-chair of the firm's Individual Practice Area and is Co-Chair of its Marketing Committee.