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Jennifer A. Abruzzo Named NLRB Acting General Counsel

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The National Labor Relations Board is pleased to announce Jennifer A. Abruzzo as Acting General Counsel.


Ms. Abruzzo became the NLRB’s Deputy General Counsel on November 4, 2013 when Richard F. Griffin, Jr. was sworn in as General Counsel for a four-year term. Prior to becoming Deputy General Counsel, Ms. Abruzzo served as the Executive Assistant to Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon, and detailed in that role for General Counsel Ronald E. Meisburg.  


Ms. Abruzzo began her legal career as a civil litigation attorney in the medical malpractice division of a South Florida firm.  She has spent almost twenty-three years working for the National Labor Relations Board in various capacities, including as Field Attorney, Supervisory Field Attorney and Deputy Regional Attorney in the Miami, Florida office, as well as Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management in Washington, DC, where she oversaw Regional operations in the Northeast and Midwest.  


The NLRB is an independent federal agency enforcing the National Labor Relations Act, which guarantees the right of most private sector employees to organize, to engage in group efforts to improve their wages and working conditions, to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative, to engage in collective bargaining, and to refrain from any of these activities.  It acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.