Employment Law Report

President Obama to Nominate Solomon to be General Counsel and Flynn to be a Member of the NLRB

By Edwin S. Hopson

The White House recently announced that President Obama plans to nominate Lafe E. Solomon, currently the Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, to be the permanent General Counsel at the Board.  Solomon has been the Acting GC since June 21, 2010.  The President also intends to nominate Terence F. Flynn, a Republican, to be a Board Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

 Terence F. Flynn is currently serving as Chief Counsel to Republican Board Member Brian Hayes. Flynn had been Chief Counsel to former Board Member Peter Schaumber whose term expired at the end of August, 2010.  Prior to working at the NLRB, Flynn was in private law practice with a number of firms including Crowell & Moring, LLP and David, Hager, Kuney & Krupin, where he worked on labor and employment law matters.  He received a B.A. degree from University of Maryland, College Park and a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law.