Director of Work Structures

(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 and became Director of Work Structures in November, 2021.

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.

Laura believes deeply that all work has dignity and all people deserve economic security. Laura is a proud member of the NELP Staff Association, National Organization of Legal Services Workers, UAW Local 2320.


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

J.D., New York University

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