Laura Matlow Wong-Pan, Esq.

Phone:      (845) 218-1288


Laura Wong-Pan is a New York State attorney based in the Hudson Valley.  She practices in the areas of employment law , civil rights, and education/special education law and also handles residential real estate transactions.

She was previously an associate, then partner at a Dutchess County law firm, representing school districts and universities (2012-2018). Prior to that, she  served as Senior Assistant County Attorney in Orange County (2002-2012), and was an associate at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhardt (1998-2002) a firm representing unions and employees. She started her legal career as a Field Attorney for a Federal Agency, the National Labor Relations Board, Region 2 in New York City (1995-1998).

Ms. Wong-Pan is currently Vice-President of the Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association, a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of New York (WBASNY), and served as President for the 2019-2020 term.

Alternative Dispute Resolution:  Ms. Wong-Pan  serves as an Arbitrator on the FINRA panel, and as a Court-appointed Part 36 Foreclosure Referee. Completed 2017 American Arbitration Association's A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.  Fellowship program.

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, 1994 (inactive); New York, 1997 

U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Tufts University (B.A.), Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.)


 "Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Class Action Waivers"


 "SCOTUS: Reviewing Decision Invalidating Nursing Home Arbitration                Agreements"


 "New York State Public Employment Relations Board Roundup"

Community Involvement:

  • Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association, Vice President (2020-2021); President (2019-2020); Corresponding Secretary (2018-2019); Director (2017-2018)

  • National Employment Lawyers' Association (NELA)

  • Member of NYS Bar Association and Dutchess County Bar Association

  • Volunteer mediator for Westchester Mediation Center 

  • Open Space Commission, Town of Gardiner (2018-present)

  • Wallkill Valley Land Trust, Board of Directors (2014-2018)

  • Zoning Board of Appeals, Vice Chair, Town of Gardiner (2004-2014)

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