National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney David A. Kelly as Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management of the Office of the General Counsel in Washington. In his new position, Mr. Kelly will assist the Acting General Counsel in managing the 32 Regional Offices of the NLRB and provide programmatic support for the national enforcement and administration of the National Labor Relations Act.
Commenting on the appointment, Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon noted, “David Kelly is a talented and dedicated attorney and manager who has demonstrated the ability to handle a wide variety of assignments. The Agency is fortunate to have an individual with his strong interpersonal and legal skills in this position.”
Mr. Kelly was raised in Savannah, Georgia. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Washington & Lee University in 1985, and a law degree from the University of Georgia in 1989. After serving as a law clerk for United Stated District Court Judge Eugene A. Gordon in Greensboro, North Carolina, Mr. Kelly entered the private practice of labor and employment law for ten years. In 2000, Mr. Kelly joined the NLRB as a staff attorney in the Phoenix Regional Office. He was promoted to Supervisory Attorney in 2006 and Deputy Regional Attorney in 2009.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employee rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.