Timothy Y Wong

Of Counsel
  • 225 South Sixth Street
    Suite 2800
    Minneapolis, MN 55402-4662
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, Mr. Wong 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, Mr. Wong 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.

Mr. Wong has been and continues to be active in both the legal community and throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul. Currently, he serves on the board of trustees for the National Conference of Bar Examiners. He is also a board member for the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners, as well as a trustee at Minnehaha Academy. He previously served as a volunteer board member for United Cambodian Association of Minnesota, the St. Paul Area YMCA, and Walk-In Clinic.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, and his B.S. in political science from Northwestern University.

Mr. Wong is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota.