Joane S. Wong
Joane Si Ian Wong has been an attorney at the Manhattan office of the National Labor Relations Board since 2000. She has accumulated significant litigation experience in the area of labor law as lead counsel in cases dealing with the diverse industries in New York City, from mom-and-pop restaurants to four star hotels and national news broadcasting companies. Ms. Wong is currently the government co-chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Webinar Committee. From 2012 to 2015, she was a Government Fellow in the Committee on the Development of the Law under the NLRA. She is currently continuing her participation in the ABA as a Development Fund Fellow and she is also a graduate of the Leadership Development Program. In 2014, she co-founded AABANY’s Labor and Employment Law Committee and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the committee. In 2015, Ms. Wong became a certified mediator. She received her B.A. in economics and history from Binghamton University in 1996 and her J.D. from the University of Buffalo, School of Law, in 1999.
Besides the practice of law, she is a mother of two children, a jewelry artist, a painter, and an activist who, in 2013, founded a grassroots movement to empower children in impoverished communities through partnering with local groups in those communities to conduct art contests and other community activities. This project completed its sixth annual art contest on August 3, 2018, in Leogane, Haiti, which fed over 200 participants a healthy meal; distributed basic needs such as solar energy lamps, BPA free water bottles and toothpastes and toothbrushes; and awarded full-year school tuition to the top 12 winners.