Wednesday, June 2, 2010

General Counsel Meisburg to Step Down


Proskauer Rose has just announced that the NLRB's General Counsel, Ronald Meisburg, will leave the NLRB to join the firm.  The announcement did not identify a starting date, but others have suggested a June 20 date, which is a few weeks before his term expired.  Although of a different political bent than me, I always thought that Meisburg did a good job as GC.  Now, of course, the focus will be on who will replace him.



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I nominate Jeff!

Posted by: Rick Bales | Jun 2, 2010 2:37:34 PM

I nominate Rick!

Posted by: Joseph Slater | Jun 2, 2010 3:03:26 PM

In addition to nominating a successor, the President has to name an Acting General Counsel to serve during the time between Meisburg's departure and the confirmation of a new General Counsel.

Posted by: Josh | Jun 3, 2010 10:21:38 AM

Does that position require senate confirmation?

Posted by: Alex | Jun 4, 2010 11:00:13 AM

Alex — the Acting GC position does not require approval of the Senate, but the acting GC may not serve indefinitely. Section 3(d) provides:

In case of vacancy in the office of the General Counsel the President is authorized to designate the officer or employee who shall act as General Counsel during such vacancy, but no person or persons so designated shall so act (1) for more than forty days when the Congress is in session unless a nomination to fill such vacancy shall have been submitted to the Senate, or (2) after the adjournment sine die of the session of the Senate in which such nomination was submitted.

Posted by: Justin F. Keith | Jun 4, 2010 12:21:49 PM

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