KERRY C. ZAROOGIAN is Counsel in Outten & Golden LLP’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group and its Financial Services Practice Group.

Ms. Zaroogian’s practice focuses on employment law and executive compensation. She represents individuals (including employees, partners, independent contractors, qualified real estate agents and minority owners) in the negotiation of employment, severance, consulting, partnership, international assignment and restrictive covenants arrangements, with a focus on complex compensation structures. She also represents teams of employees in the context of corporate transactions and competitive lift-outs.

Ms. Zaroogian clients work in a wide array of industries, with a focus on the financial service and commercial real estate sectors. She has experience representing clients whowork for companies of all sizes, ranging from multinational public conglomerates to small start-ups.

Ms. Zaroogian first joined Outten & Golden LLP’s New York office in 2016. In 2020, Ms. Zaroogian moved with her family to her home state of Minnesota where she represented employers at an AmLaw 50 firm, primarily in the context of corporate transactions and in the drafting and negotiation of employment and separation agreements and restrictive covenants. In 2022, Ms. Zaroogian rejoined the firm’s Executives and Professionals Practice Group as a fully-remote employee based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ms. Zaroogian received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Northeastern University.

Bar Admission and Professional Activity

  • Ms. Zaroogian is admitted to practice in New York and Minnesota.

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Speaking Engagements

Articles & Publications

An Employee’s Primer on California’s Enhanced Ban on Non-Competes

Non-Competes Face Scrutiny on Multiple Fronts

FTC Seeks to Help Workers by Banning Noncompete Restrictions

On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a proposed rule that could dramatically improve the ability of workers across the United States to move freely between jobs and negotiate higher pay, by proposing a rule to prohibit employers from entering into non-compete agreements with their workers.

California Court of Appeals Suggests All Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements Are Unenforceable

California has a strong public policy, codified in Section 16600 of the Business & Professions Code and repeatedly recognized by courts, that prohibits restrictions on employee mobility and competition, except in certain defined situations, as set forth in...

What The Proposed FTC Ban on Noncompete Clauses Could Mean for Real Estate Brokers

Key Questions Answered: The Impact of FTC’s Proposed Non-Compete Rule on Financial Services Employees

The State of Equal Pay in the 21st Century

Co-written by Wendi S. Lazar and Kerry C. Zaroogian, March 2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2024: Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – Litigation – Labor and Employment