Linda Wong, CEO and founding partner of Wong Fleming in Princeton, New Jersey, was honored by the Rutgers-Newark Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for her contributions and dedication to the Asian Pacific American legal community. Ms. Wong was also be recognized for her efforts as a trailblazer in the legal community on behalf of all women and Asian Pacific Americans in the legal field. Through her active involvement with APALA-NJ and NAPABA, she has further shown that Asian Pacific American women are now an integral part of the legal community.
Linda Wong is a 1982 graduate of Rutgers School of law. She was honored at Mela, the Annual Fall Gala for the Rutgers-Newark School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), on November 14th, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at the Rutgers – Newark School of Law.
The Annual event, Mela, meaning “gathering” in Sanskrit, is a celebration welcoming new and returning students to the Rutgers Law community and is also an opportunity to commemorate Asian-American achievements in the legal community.
Linda Wong is one of New Jersey’s best-known authorities on employment and civil litigation with a long track record of excellence in public and private practice. Ms. Wong’s exemplary career includes serving as the Assistant Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights from 1990-1994. Ms. Wong is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. She was named one of the Top 50 Minority Lawyers in New Jersey by the New Jersey Law Journal. In 2012, she was given the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award by APALA-NJ and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. Ms. Wong has achieved “Super Lawyer” status in the area of employment law for the last nine consecutive years. Linda Wong concentrates her practice on commercial and employment law, including litigation, bankruptcy, insurance defense, employment disputes, business contracts, and real estate matters. Ms. Wong’s extensive community involvement includes serving as past president of APALA-NJ.
Rutgers-Newark APALSA was founded in 1976. APALSA is an academic, social, and cultural organization dedicated to cultivating a community of support within Rutgers Law School and increasing representation, awareness and education of Asian Pacific American issues. APALSA provides a student network that supports the admission and retention of Asian American law students at Rutgers – Newark School of Law. Through joint activities and sponsorships, members strive to build relationships with other groups interested in law and justice issues critical to Asian Pacific Americans.