The Senate yesterday confirmed Richard F. Griffin Jr. as General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Griffin will replace Lafe E. Solomon, who has been acting general counsel since 2010.

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce immediately issued a statement, saying in part: “Having served as a staff attorney and as a member of the Board, Mr. Griffin has a wealth of experience in labor law and a deep understanding of the National Labor Relations Act. On behalf of the NLRB, I welcome him back and know that he will play a vital role in ensuring that we continue to provide excellent service to the American people."