Aaron Halegua is a practicing lawyer, consultant, and Research Fellow at NYU Law School's US-Asia Law Institute and its Center for Labor and Employment Law. His research interests include labor and employment law, dispute resolution, access to justice and legal aid, corporate social responsibility and supply chains, and labor trafficking in the United States, China, and internationally. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. in International Relations from Brown University. He speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese.
Aaron has consulted on labor issues in China, Myanmar, Malaysia, and elsewhere for Apple, the Ford Foundation, International Labor Organization, International Labor Rights Forum, Asia Foundation, and American Bar Association. He has published numerous law review articles, book chapters, and op-eds; been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Economist; and been invited to speak to industry associations and at top universities and think-tanks in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Aaron also litigates employment disputes and matters involving Chinese entities. He has worked with both non-profit institutions and law firms such as Boies Schiller, Gibson Dunn, Shearman & Sterling, and Kaye Scholer. In 2012, he won a federal court jury trial on behalf of six Chinese nail salon workers. His legal victories have been covered by the New York Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, and Chinese-language television and newspapers.
To inquire about retaining Aaron for litigation of China-related matters, employment law litigation, consulting on labor rights or corporate social responsibility projects, or media inquiries, please email him at email@example.com.