NLRB Update: An Insider's Perspective

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
You will hear from two newly appointed members of the NLRB about what to expect from the Board's agenda in 2015.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been active in recent years issuing opinions and guidance on key workplace issues such as the election process, the composition of bargaining unuits and the use of social media.  Join two Board members for a moderated discussion of the Board's priorities for 2015 and what's in store for nonunion and union-represented workplaces. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

G.Roger King


Roger King represents employers in employment relations matters, concentrating on matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, state and federal equal employment statutes, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In addition, Roger's practice consists of representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and arbitration matters, and litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts regarding a broad spectrum of labor-related matters.

Roger's experience also includes representing clients regarding issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program matters, wrongful discharge claims, and development and review of employee policies and procedures.

Roger is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the following bar associations, including the labor relations section of each: American, District of Columbia, Ohio State, and Columbus and a member of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Labor Advisory Committee, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

Philip A. Miscimarra

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Philip A. Miscimarra was sworn in as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board on August 7, 2013 for a term that expires on December 16, 2017.  Mr. Miscimarra was nominated by President Obama on April 9, 2013 and 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. 

Mr. Miscimarra previously was a labor and employment law partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Chicago, and he was a Senior Fellow in the Center for Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.  He is the author or co-author of several books involving labor law issues, including The NLRB and Managerial Discretion: Subcontracting, Relocations, Closings, Sales, Layoffs, and Technological Change (2d ed. 2010) (by Miscimarra, Turner, Friedman, Callahan, Conrad, Lignowski and Scroggins); The NLRB and Secondary Boycotts (3d ed. 2002) (by Miscimarra, Berkowitz, Wiener and Ditelberg); and Government Protection of Employees Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions (1989 and 1997 supp.) (by Northrup and Miscimarra); among other publications. Before joining Morgan Lewis in 2005, Mr. Miscimarra was a labor and employment attorney with Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago (1987-2005); Murphy Smith & Polk PC in Chicago (now the Chicago office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC) (1986-87); and Reed Smith Shaw & McClay (now Reed Smith LLP) (1982-1986).

Mr. Miscimarra received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School; and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Duquesne University.

Lauren McFerran


Lauren McFerran was sworn in on December 17, 2014 for a five year term ending on December 16, 2019. Ms. McFerran was confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 2014.

Previous to her appointment to the NLRB, Ms. McFerran served as Chief Labor Counsel for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) and had also served the Committee as Deputy Staff Director.  She began on the HELP Committee as Senior Labor Counsel for Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Tom Harkin in 2005 and served in that capacity until 2010.  Before her work in the United States Senate, Ms. McFerran was an associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C. from 2002 to 2005.  She served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 2001 to 2002.  Ms. McFerran received a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Renaissance Ballroom West B
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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
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