Lafe E. Solomon, Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, today announced the appointment of career NLRB attorney Mark Arbesfeld as Deputy Director of the General Counsel’s Office of Appeals. In his new position, Mr. Arbesfeld will assist Director Deborah Yaffe in the office that investigates appeals by employers, unions, and individuals who believe their unfair labor practice allegations have been wrongly dismissed.
A 29-year veteran of the NLRB, Mr. Arbesfeld began working in the Office of Appeals in 1983. He transferred to the NLRB’s Regional Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Region 4), in 1987 where he served as a field attorney. Mr. Arbesfeld returned to the Office of Appeals in 1999 and was promoted to a supervisory position in 2001. Mr. Arbesfeld received a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1980 and a J.D. degree from The National Law Center, George Washington University in 1983.
Initial decisions about whether to dismiss a charge or issue complaint are made by Regional Directors in one of the NLRB’s 28 regional offices. Persons dissatisfied with a regional office’s handling of their case may seek review of a dismissal in the Office of Appeals, which is the office of final review. Each year, the Office handles some 2,000 cases, personally briefing the General Counsel in cases that present significant or novel legal issues.