Adelaide Pagano

Adelaide Pagano is a dedicated workers’ rights advocate with a strong commitment to public service. Adelaide represents employees in class action wage-and-hour cases, as well as individual discrimination and retaliation cases. She is currently involved in a number of cases in which employees have been misclassified as independent contractors, including cleaning workers, exotic dancers, and drivers for “sharing economy” companies, such as Uber, DoorDash, and Amazon.

Prior to her work at the firm, Adelaide focused her studies on labor and employment law and civil rights. She worked as an intern for the DC Employment Justice Center in Washington DC and for SEIU Local 615 in Boston, where she assisted with arbitrations on behalf of cleaning workers. Adelaide was also an active member of the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP), the Labor and Employment Action Project (LEAP), and she served as an article editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review.

Before law school, Adelaide worked as a paralegal at a union-side labor law firm, in Washington, DC. While an undergraduate at Macalester College, she participated in community and political organizing, working for improved access to health care and to elect progressive candidates to local office.


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
Macalester College, BA in political science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

Member, State Bar of Massachusetts, 2014

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit and Seventh Circuit