Hon. Ronald E. Meisburg

Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Ronald Meisburg is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Labor-Management Relations practice group, resident in the Washington, D.C. office.

Before joining Proskauer, Ronald served as the Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for four and one half years. He also served a recess appointment as a Board Member for one year. He is one of only four people to have served as both a Board Member and as the General Counsel, and the only person to have received Presidential nominations for both offices.

Prior to serving at the NLRB, Ronald was a management labor lawyer from 1980 through 2003. His experience included advising management clients with respect to issues arising under federal labor and employment law and collective bargaining agreements; serving as labor counsel in complex business transactions; assisting clients in collective bargaining and in grievance and arbitration cases; and representing clients in matters pending before federal labor and employment agencies.

Prior to entering private practice, Ronald spent six years as a litigator in the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, in Washington, D.C., in the Division of Employee Benefits and the Division of Mine Safety and Health. At the Department he received a number of recognitions and awards, including being a member of the litigation team that won the Secretary of Labor's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1978.

Ronald is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is a frequent speaker on labor relations topics. He has served in various leadership roles, including President of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and has taught business law as an award winning Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. Ronald resides in Arlington, VA.

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

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Publications and Multimedia
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