Ex-Board Chairman Miscimarra Returns to Morgan Lewis

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By Ben Penn

Philip Miscimarra, fresh off his departure as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, has landed back at management-side firm Morgan Lewis.

Just as he was before his 2013-2017 tenure at the labor board, Miscimarra will be a partner representing businesses at Morgan Lewis. He will work out of the firm’s Chicago and Washington offices, Morgan Lewis announced today in a press release. Miscimarra will be focusing his practice on traditional labor law matters.

Miscimarra was originally appointed by President Barack Obama as a Republican NLRB member, before serving as acting chairman in the Donald Trump administration. His term expired in December.

Miscimarra issued several significant decisions in his final weeks at the NLRB in December. That includes reversing various Obama-era rulings that supporters said would facilitate union organizing.

“We are delighted that Phil is rejoining our firm following his important service as a member and chairman of the NLRB,” said Morgan Lewis Chair Jami McKeon in a statement. “His thoughtful and collaborative approach to determining matters of labor law was recognized by two presidents of very different philosophies and will certainly serve our clients well as he returns to private practice.”

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