General Counsel & Program Director

Paul K. Sonn, General Counsel & Program Director  
psonn@nelp.org
(212) 285-3025 x.351
New York City Office

Areas of expertise

Minimum Wage and Living Wage · Economic and Workforce Development

Biography
For fifteen years Paul has worked on new approaches for promoting living wage jobs.  His work has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine, the Nation, and the New York Law Journal.  From 1999-2008, he was co-director of the Economic Justice Project at New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice.  From 1994-1999 he was a Skadden Fellow and then assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.


Education
J.D., Yale Law School
A.B., Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Government Paves the Way: A Decent Work Agenda for the Obama Administration, American Prospect (Sept. 21, 2009) 
  • Restoring the Minimum Wage for America’s Tipped Workers (2009) 
  • The Road to Responsible Contracting (2009) 
  • “New Directions for the Living Wage Movement,” in The Gloves Off Economy, Cornell Univ. Press (2008)