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Hon. Ronald E. Meisburg

Special Counsel, Hunton & Williams

Mr. Meisburg is a former National Labor Relations Board Member and General Counsel.

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams LLP, Ronald co-chaired the labor-management relations practice at an international law firm. Over the course of his 40-year career, which began with the Office of the Solicitor of the US Department of Labor, Mr. Meisburg has handled matters arising under federal labor and employment law in complex business transactions before federal agencies and courts.

Mr. Meisburg joined the NLRB in 2004, following a recess appointment by President George W. Bush. Two years later, President Bush appointed him to a four-year term as NLRB General Counsel, a position independent from the Board. Serving under the Bush and Obama Administrations as the chief prosecutor under the National Labor Relations Act and chief administrator of the agency’s 32 regional offices, he oversaw a $280 million budget and 1,200 staff.

Ronald has been quoted as a labor law authority by numerous national publications and news organizations, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington TimesSHRM OnlineAssociated PressCorporate Counsel MagazineBloombergReutersEmployment Law 360 and BNA. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences sponsored by trade associations, professional groups and educational institutions, including the US Chamber of Commerce, numerous elite law schools and universities around the world, the Council on Labor Law Equality, Committee for a Democratic Workplace, Labor and Employment Research Association, Equal Employment Advisory Council, Human Resources Policy Association, Labor Relations Advisory Committee, National Retail Federation, Retail Leaders Industry Association, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, American Arbitration Association and numerous bar associations. Mr. Meisburg has also been recognized by Legal500 USA.

Mr. Meisburg is admitted to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Education
  • University of Louisville, J.D., 1974
  • Carson-Newman College, B.A., 1969

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Publications and Multimedia
Joint Employment Update - Podcast
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Podcast
November 30, 2016
The NLRB and Class Action Waivers: D.R. Horton v. NLRB - Podcast
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Podcast
May 02, 2013
Labor and Employment Law Briefing - Event Audio/Video
Labor and Employment Practice Group
July 17, 2007