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Legal Co-Director

Phone: (212) ***-**** ext. ***  
Email: p***@***.org
National Employment Law Project Inc
75 Maiden Lane Suite 601
New York , New York 10038
United States

Company Description: NELP is promoting best practices for responding to major layoffs, particularly strategies funded through the "rapid response" program of the federal Workforce...   more

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"We believe raising the minimum wage ..., 6 Jan 2016 [cached]
"We believe raising the minimum wage is good policy but also helps voters to engage in the political process," said Paul Sonn, the general counsel of the National Employment Law Project, a group that advises initiative groups and has ties to unions and the Democracy Alliance.
About NELP | Raise The Minimum Wage, 17 Dec 2015 [cached]
For more information on raising your state minimum wage, please contact Paul Sonn at the National Employment Law Project, at
Paul K. Sonn, General Counsel & Program Director (212) 285-3025 ext. 351
"It shows the power of the ..., 10 Nov 2015 [cached]
"It shows the power of the movement towards $15 wages," said Paul Sonn, general counsel at the National Employment Law Project, a nonprofit group based in New York, which advocates for higher wages.
"It shows the power of the movement towards $15 wages," said Paul Sonn, general counsel at the National Employment Law Project, a nonprofit group based in New York, which advocates for higher wages.
Santa Fe New Mexican [cached]
Lawyers with the Manhattan-based Brennan Center have donated "thousands of hours" to help defend the ordinance, according to associate counsel Paul Sonn.
"We are doing this because the city requested assistance," said Sonn, associate counsel with the Brennan Center."We care deeply about the issues, and we want to help the working poor."
Sonn added: "We know the other side spent $250,000 on the lawsuit.Our side spent nothing.We rely on people to volunteer their time.It's a real shoestring operation, trying to persuade economists and lawyers to help us."
Sonn estimated that the Weiss firm and the Brennan Center donated "thousands of hours" to help the city of Santa Fe in the minimum-wage lawsuit.
"If we had the resources the other side does, we could hire more experts and do a lot more," he said.
New Jersey Living Wage Coalition -, 13 Feb 2013 [cached]
Paul Sonn, Brennan Center for Social Justice
Paul Sonn
Deputy Director Brennan Center for Social Justice at New York University School of Law
Mr. Sonn co-directs the Economic Justice Project at the Brennan Center. He coordinates the Center's legal and legislative support for state and local campaigns around living wage jobs, workers' rights, and accountable development. He has more than ten years of experience designing new state and local policies and defending reform measures against legal challenge. Under his direction, the Brennan Center has helped policymakers and grassroots activists promote state campaigns to raise the minimum wage, defend the legality of citywide minimum wage laws, and develop model programs to improve enforcement of the minimum wage and expand access to health care. Prior to joining the Center in 1999, Mr. Sonn worked as a civil rights litigator at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. Mr. Sonn clerked for Judge Thelton E. Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Judge R. Lanier Anderson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
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