Timothy Y. Wong is of counsel in the Minneapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, where he is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Department. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the field, providing labor and employment counseling and training for employers, as well as defending discrimination claims and charges.
Prior to joining the firm, Timothy spent over 20 years working at 3M. He served as Associate General Counsel managing 3M's labor, employment and benefits practice group, and as Legal Director of the Asian Pacific Region (APAC). He was also the Human Resources Director for 3M's Employee Relations organization, and Director for the 3M Foundation (3Mgives).
In those roles, he provided employment counsel, charge and litigation support to multiple businesses within the organization; managed and provided employee relations support to 3M's global manufacturing operations; served as primary business counsel to the APAC Vice President, and led 3M's philanthropic efforts to promote social investments and community engagement.
Before joining 3M, Timothy spent several years in private practice. Early in his career, he was a law clerk for the honorable Chief Justice Douglas K. Amdahl of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Professional and Community Involvement
Board of trustees, National Conference of Bar Examiners
Board member, Minnesota Board of Law Examiners
Trustee, Minnehaha Academy
Former volunteer board member, United Cambodian Association of Minnesota
Former volunteer board member, St. Paul Area YMCA
Former volunteer board member, Walk-In Clinic