Chris Newman

Legal Director, General Counsel, National Day Laborer Organizing Network


Chris Newman is the Legal Director & General Counsel for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) based in its Los Angeles office. His main area of focus is to defend and advance day laborers’ civil and human rights in the workplace. He was first hired in 2002 as their first attorney. He is the founding coordinator of the Wage Clinic and Legal Program at El Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores, a day laborer worker center in Denver, CO. He is the recipient of an Academy of Educational Development New Voices Fellowship and is a Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Denver College of Law.