Laboni is an experienced civil rights lawyer who founded the law firm Hoq Law in 2020. Her practice focuses on litigation on behalf of workers, immigrants and those seeking government accountability. Over the course of her twenty-year legal career, Ms. Hoq has litigated a number of high-profile cases that have resulted in both systemic change and large monetary awards for her clients.
Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Hoq was the Litigation Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles for eight years, where she directed the organization’s impact litigation unit. Among the prominent cases she led included employment discrimination and wage and hour class actions on behalf of marginalized immigrant communities, as well as cases seeking to hold governments accountable for civil rights violations. Prior to that, Ms. Hoq was a litigator at two prominent civil rights law firms in greater Los Angeles. Prior to practicing civil rights law, Ms. Hoq practiced business litigation in the Los Angeles office of the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP.
Ms. Hoq graduated from University of California, Berkeley where she graduated magna cum laude with a a Bachelor’s degree in Political Economy, Cambridge University where she received a Master of Philosophy degree in Development Studies, and Columbia Law School where she received her J.D. with honors. After law school, Ms. Hoq was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to clerk on the South African Constitutional Court.