Aaron Halegua

Aaron Halegua

Research Fellow, NYU School of Law

Aaron Halegua is a lawyer, consultant, and a research fellow at NYU Law School. He is an expert on labor and employment law, human trafficking, grievance mechanisms and dispute resolution, and access to justice in the United States, China, and internationally.

As an attorney, Aaron won a case involving six Chinese nail salon workers that helped spur industry-wide changes in New York State. He recently assisted over 2,400 trafficked workers in Saipan to recover $14 million in backpay. Aaron has consulted for Apple, the International Labor Organization, Asia Society, International Labor Rights Forum, Ford Foundation, and other groups on labor issues in China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia.

He is the author of the report Who Will Represent China’s Workers: Lawyers, Legal Aid, and the Enforcement of Labor Rights and numerous other book chapters, articles, and op-eds. Aaron has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and the Economist. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Brown University. He speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese.


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