Guest Speakers2018-10-09T20:00:47+00:00

William J. Emanuel

William J. Emanuel was sworn in as a National Labor Relations Board Member on September 27, 2018, for a term ending on August 27, 2021. Prior to his appointment to the NLRB, Mr. Emanuel served as a shareholder with the law firm Littler Mendelson, P.C. Before joining Littler Mendelson, he practiced management labor law at several other firms, including Jones Day and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. He has authored labor publications and several amicus curiae briefs. He served as the former Chairman of the Labor Relations Advisory Committee and as the former Chair of the Employers Group Legal Committee. Mr. Emanuel received his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Marquette University.

James Sherk

James Sherk is the Labor Advisor on the Domestic Policy Council in the White House. Previously he worked as a labor policy analyst and then research fellow for 11 years at the Heritage Foundation. He received a Master’s Degree in Economics, with concentrations in labor economics and econometrics from the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York.

Ondray T. Harris

Ondray T. Harris serves as the director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).  His prior roles include serving as a senior adviser at DOL’s Employment and Training Administration, director of the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, a consultant for CorVel Corp, Fulcrum IT, and Government Consulting Solutions, a partner with the law firm LeClair Ryan, executive director of the D.C. Public Employee Relations Board, and assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Mr. Harris received his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College.

John W. Kyle

John W. Kyle was appointed Deputy General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on January 2, 2018. An experienced practitioner of labor and employment law, Mr. Kyle’s career has spanned more than four decades. In addition to extensive experience as a litigator and counselor to businesses and individuals, Mr. Kyle has worked as a Field Examiner in Region 5 of the NLRB, as Counsel and Senior Counsel to a Board Member, and as a Labor Management Relations Specialist and Field Attorney with the Washington Region of the FLRA. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.