Laura Matlow Wong-Pan, Esq.

Phone:      (845) 218-1288

Email:        info@laurawongpanlaw.com

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 President of the Mid-Hudson Women's Bar Association, a chapter of the Women's Bar Association of New York (WBASNY).

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, and received mediator training through Westchester Mediation Center.

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

Education:

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

Publications:

 "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, President (2019-2020); Corresponding Secretary (2018-2019); Director (2017-2018)

  • National Employment Lawyers' Association (NELA)

  • 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)

  • Member of NYS Bar Association and Dutchess County Bar Association.

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