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President Trump Taps New England Labor Lawyer for NLRB’s General Counsel Post

Late on Sept. 15, the White House formally announced that President Trump will, in fact, nominate Peter B. Robb, a management-side labor lawyer from Vermont, to be the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) general counsel.

If confirmed, Robb will replace the NLRB’s current pro-union general counsel, Richard Griffin, in November. While Robb has had a lengthy career as a labor lawyer, he may be best known for being lead counsel for the Federal Labor Relations Authority in a case that led to the decertification of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization and the termination of thousands of striking workers during the Reagan administration. Not surprisingly, this has raised concerns for pro-union constituencies.



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Jason Clagg, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Labor and Employment Agency

Jason Clagg is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Fort Wayne, Indiana, office, where he is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Department and the Higher Education and School Law Practice Groups. Mr. Clagg serves as vice chair of the Higher Education Practice Group.

Dedicating his practice exclusively to management interests, Mr. Clagg routinely represents employers in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, such as the Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Equal Employment...