Discussion with Richard Griffin, General Counsel, NLRB (ODLEL100)

Online Course (On-Demand)

Richard Griffin, the new General Counsel of the NLRB, spoke before a live audience of labor lawyers on December 13, 2013. This course is based on a recording of that session and interviews with the speakers. Event was co-sponsored by Proskauer.

You will have 60-day access to course materials.

What You Will Learn

  • About Griffin's background, priorities, and possible future initiatives as he takes the reins as General Counsel.
  • Griffin's thoughts on inability-to-pay vs. "we don’t want to pay" cases, what that means to the parties, and what management's responsibilities are.
  • About Griffin's planned interactions with the Labor Bar, other government agencies, and citizens.
  • ...and more.


Amy Gladstein

Richard Griffin

Richard Griffin

Richard Griffin, Jr. was sworn in as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on November 4, 2013 for a four year term.  Prior to becoming General Counsel, Mr. Griffin served as a Board Member from January 9, 2012 through August 2, 2013.

Mr. Griffin previously served as General Counsel for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).  He also served on the board of directors for the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a position he held since 1994.  Since 1983, he has held a number of leadership positions with IUOE from Assistant House Counsel to Associate General Counsel.  From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Griffin served as a member of the board of trustees of the IUOE’s central pension fund.  From 1981 to 1983, he served as a Counsel to NLRB Board Members.  Mr. Griffin holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

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