Lynn C. Outwater is a Senior Shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Jackson Lewis, LLP and is the National Coordinator of the Firm’s Management Education Practice Group. Ms. Outwater was also a founding partner of JL’s Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cincinnati offices. The firm’s over 700 lawyers limit their practice exclusively to labor, employment, immigration and benefits law on behalf of management. She received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University and obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School and holds a Master of Laws (in Labor Law) from New York University School of Law. Ms. Outwater is a current member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and an inactive member of the New York Bar Association. Ms. Outwater has been designated as a “Super Lawyer” in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Area from 2004 through 2013 editions of “Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.” Ms. Outwater was also selected by her peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” from 2009 through 2014 in the field of labor and employment law.
Ms. Outwater currently serves on the national SHRM HR Certification Institute Board of Directors and served on the national SHRM Foundation Board of Directors as Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association Advisory Board. She is also the past chair of the national Employee and Labor Relations Committee of the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”). Ms. Outwater was elected and served on the 2005 and 2006 Membership Advisory Council (MAC) to the SHRM Board representing the Northeast Region which includes Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. For over a decade, she served as a faculty member for SHRM’s HR Generalist and Advanced Generalist Certificate Programs. Ms. Outwater served on the National Board of the SHRM Consultant’s Forum (2002-2003). She was the elected Director for SHRM’s Pennsylvania State Council for 2004 and 2005. Ms. Outwater has received professional accreditation in the human resources field by achieving the SPHR designation.
Ms. Outwater frequently lectures on labor and employment law topics before Jackson Lewis clients and national and regional employer associations. Ms. Outwater is a nationally sought after workplace law substantive expert as evidenced by her appearance on the PBS television program, “On the Issues,” a series that explored issues confronting American business today. Ms. Outwater has testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce representing both the Society for Human Resource Management and the FMLA Technical Corrections Coalition, a 160-member American business coalition.