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Emily DeSa Appointed as the Regional Attorney of Region 4-Philadelphia

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Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced the appointment of Emily DeSa as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Region 4). In her new position, Ms. DeSa will assist Regional Director Thomas Goonan in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, the southern half of New Jersey, and portions of northern Delaware.

Ms. DeSa grew up in Queens, New York. She attended Binghamton University – State University of New York, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, with a minor in Mathematics, and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, earning a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in labor law, studying under the late Region 29-Brooklyn Regional Director Samuel Kaynard.  She worked as an intern in Region 29 while in law school and then began her career there in 1990 as a Field Attorney. Ms. DeSa transferred to Region 4 in Philadelphia in 2008 and was promoted to Supervisory Attorney in 2013. From February 2020 through March 2021, she served as Acting Regional Attorney in Region 6 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.