Soyoung Yoon


Soyoung Yoon is an attorney at Schwartz Hannum PC and a member of the Firm’s Employment and Education Practice Groups. Soyoung advises a variety of clients regarding federal and state labor and employment laws, employee handbooks, criminal background checks, background checks under the FCRA, employee classification under the FLSA, wage and hour compliance, FMLA compliance, leaves of absence, accommodations under the ADA, hiring, employment applications, offer letters, employment agreements, employment terminations, severance agreements, and workplace monitoring and privacy issues. Soyoung also advises the Firm’s school and education clients regarding a broad range of education law matters, including admissions applications, enrollment agreements, acceptable use of technology agreements, social media policies, medication administration policies, trip compliance, homestay compliance, crisis management plans, student records and privacy, and data security compliance. Soyoung assists colleges and universities with policies and procedures affecting students and employees, including student complaint procedures and Title IX compliance.

Prior to joining the Firm, Soyoung worked with Beck Reed Riden LLP in Boston, where she was involved in matters pertaining to employment discrimination, non-competition agreements, commercial and business law, and school law.

While in law school, Soyoung served as a judicial intern at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, assisting the Honorable Cynthia J. Cohen and the Honorable Fernande R. V. Duffly (currently retired from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court) with appellate opinions for civil cases. Soyoung also served as a law clerk for the hearing officers at the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals. Soyoung represented low to moderate-income clients through the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau Community Enterprise Clinic.

Soyoung has significant professional experience as a researcher and administrator in education, especially for children with disabilities, including her role as a school administrator at Hawthorne Country Day School in Hawthorne, NY and the Fred S. Keller School in Yonkers, NY. Soyoung served as adjunct faculty at City College, City University of New York and authored several publications related to education in peer-reviewed journals.


New Vermont Statute Highlights Continued Expansion Of Paid Sick Leave Laws

DOL Takes Aim At Potential Joint Employers

Avoiding FMLA Estoppel Claims By Employees

Mandated Paid Sick Leave For Employees: NYC And Beyond

Religious Attire And Grooming At Work: The EEOC’s New Guidance

Employers Face Growing Trend Of Laws Targeting Discrimination Against The Unemployed


Perpetual Enrollment Agreements: Friend Or Foe?

Gender Identity: A New Challenge For Schools

Sexting News: More of It and More Prosecutions

Truth In Lending Act Obligations May Apply To Independent Schools

School Employees As Targets Of Bullying



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  • Boston College Law School (2011)
  • Columbia University (M.A., 1992, M.Ed., M.Phil., 1996, Ph.D., 1998)
  • Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, magna cum laude (1991)

Awards & Accolades

  • MATA Outstanding Student Contribution Award
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Co-Author, Amicus Brief for Sikorski v. City of Peabody

Distinctions and Certifications

  • School Administrator and Supervisor Certificate, NYS Department of Education
  • Teacher Certificate, NYS Department of Education

Bar Admissions

New York

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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