James G. Paulsen was appointed Regional Director of the Brooklyn Regional Office (Region 29) in 2012. Mr. Paulsen began his career with the NLRB in the Agency’s Division of Advice and then worked as a Field Attorney in the Manhattan and Brooklyn Region Offices (Regions 2 and 29). He was appointed Supervisory Attorney in the Manhattan Regional Office. He was named Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management in 1996. From 1999 to 2012, he served as an Assistant General Counsel, in the Division of Operations-Management, with oversight over eight Regional Offices. In Operations, he helped to coordinate General Counsel policy on utilization of Section 10(j) injunctive relief, chaired the Field Quality Committee and was a lead on the development of NxGen, the NLRB’s case management system. Mr. Paulsen received a Presidential Rank Award for distinguished service as a Senior Executive. For six months in 2002, Mr. Paulsen also served as the Acting Regional Director of the New Orleans Regional Office (Region 15).
Mr. Paulsen graduated with honors from Davidson College in 1974. He was awarded his J.D. degree from the University of Florida Law School, where he graduated first in his class in 1976. During law school, he also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Florida Law Review.
He is a member of Senior Executive Service since 1999.