John F. Ring
John F. Ring was sworn in on April 16, 2018 for a term ending on December 16, 2022. Mr. Ring was confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 2018.
On April 12, 2018, President Donald J. Trump named Mr. Ring Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.
Prior to his appointment to the NLRB, Mr. Ring served as a partner with the law firm Morgan Lewis. He has represented client interests in collective bargaining, employee benefits, litigation, counseling, and litigation avoidance strategies. He has an extensive background negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements, most notably in the context of workforce restructuring and multiemployer bargaining. Mr. Ring received his J.D. and B.A. from Catholic University of America.
Peter B. Robb
The General Counsel, appointed by the President to a 4-year term, is independent from the Board and is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of unfair labor practice cases and for the general supervision of the NLRB field offices in the processing of cases.
Peter B. Robb was sworn in as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on November 17, 2017 for a four year term. Mr. Robb was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in September 2017 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 2017.
Mr. Robb previously was a Director at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM). He joined DRM as a Director in 1995. He chaired the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group from 2000 to 2009 and served as Deputy Managing Partner from 2009 to 2012. He also served on the American Bar Association’s Practice and Procedures Committee for the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Robb received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law; and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.
Nicholas C. Geale
On February 17, 2017, President Trump appointed Nicholas C. Geale as Deputy Solicitor of Labor and he served as Acting Solicitor until January 16, 2018. Mr.Geale has also served as the Chief of Staff for Secretary Acosta at the Department of Labor since August 20, 2017.
Mr. Geale previously served as a member of the National Mediation Board, which he joined in August 2013. Immediately prior to joining the National Mediation Board, Mr. Geale served as the Director of Oversight and Investigations for Ranking Member Lamar Alexander on the U. S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Before becoming Director of Oversight, Mr. Geale served as Oversight and Investigations Counsel on the Committee for Ranking Member Michael B. Enzi. Mr. Geale also served at the U.S. Department of Labor from 2006-2009, as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor and as Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Labor.
Prior to federal service, Mr. Geale had six years of experience in labor and employment matters, general commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution in private and public practice, including serving as Assistant General Counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Mr. Geale graduated from Georgetown Law in 1999 and Claremont McKenna College in 1996.