Senior Staff Attorney

(202) 315-5589
Washington DC Office

Areas of Expertise

Enforcement of Workplace Standards • Nonstandard Workforce • Unions and Labor Law


Laura Padin joined NELP in 2018 as a senior staff attorney for the Work Structures Portfolio.

Laura’s work focuses on policies that improve workplace standards and economic security for the contingent workforce, including temporary workers and workers in the “gig economy.”

Prior to joining NELP, Laura was an attorney at the labor union coalition Change to Win, where she provided legal support to organizing and corporate accountability campaigns in many industries, including retail, telecommunications, fast food, and logistics. Prior to her work at Change to Win, Laura clerked for the Honorable Peter C. Dorsey in the District of Connecticut. She is admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C. and New York.

Laura believes deeply that all work has dignity and all workers deserve economic security.


B.S., Cornell University, Industrial and Labor Relations

J.D., New York University

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