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Conversation with NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB: The NLRB Looking Forward

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Join Jennifer Abruzzo, new NLRB General Counsel, and attorneys James W. Bucking (management, Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP) and Susan Davis (labor, Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP) as they discuss challenges facing the NLRB, new initiatives, and effects on workers, employers, unions, and the workplace.

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Jennifer Abruzzo, recently confirmed General Counsel of the NLRB, following decades of work for the NLRB in numerous roles, including as Acting General Counsel.  As the Board’s top official managing its investigative and prosecutorial functions, Ms. Abruzzo has tremendous prosecutorial discretion in what legal issues she will emphasize in issuing complaints and litigating cases before the Board and the courts. For the first time in history, the NLRB has women in the two top leadership roles -- Chair and General Counsel.

In this forum, Ms. Abruzzo will present her view on current challenges and opportunities, initiatives she is considering, and future potential effects on workers, employers, unions, and the general public on the workplace protection and enforcement realm.

Providing commentary are James W. Bucking, Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP, who represents employers in union disputes, employment litigation, and other labor and employment matters, and Susan Davis, Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP, who represents national, regional, and local labor unions in all aspects of labor relations, as well as internal union governance and strategic planning.


  • General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board
On July 22, 2021, Jennifer A. Abruzzo began serving as General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Abruzzo had previously worked for the NLRB for over two decades.

  • Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP

Jim Bucking is a partner at Foley Hoag, where he represents corporations and other employers in union disputes, complex employment litigation and other labor and employment matters.

  • Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP

Susan Davis joined the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1992.  She is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

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