President Donald J. Trump has named board member Philip A. Miscimarra acting chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
“It is an honor to be named NLRB acting chairman by the President,” Miscimarra said. “I remain committed to the task that Congress has assigned to the board, which is to foster stability and to apply the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in an even-handed manner that serves the interests of employees, employers and unions throughout the country.”
Miscimarra also recognized former Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce for his service on the board. Pearce will continue as a board member in a term expiring on Aug. 27, 2018, and has served as a board member since 2010, including chairman since 2011. The board also currently includes board member Lauren McFerran, whose term expires on Dec. 16, 2019. Two Board Member seats are currently vacant.
Miscimarra has served as a board member since Aug. 7, 2013. He was nominated by President Obama on April 9, 2013, and he was approved unanimously by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 22, 2013. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 2013, and his current term expires on Dec. 16, 2017.
Before joining the board, Acting Chairman Miscimarra was a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School in the Wharton Center for Human Resources, and a labor and employment law partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Chicago. He also previously worked as a labor and employment attorney with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Murphy Smith & Polk PC (now the Chicago office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC), and Reed Smith Shaw & McClay (now Reed Smith LLP).
Miscimarra received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University.