NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. today announced the appointment of Nancy Platt as Deputy Assistant General Counsel of the Contempt, Compliance, and Special Litigation Branch in the Division of Legal Counsel. Ms. Platt will serve as deputy to Barbara O’Neill, whose recent appointment as Branch Chief will become effective in July.
The Contempt, Compliance, and Special Litigation Branch provides the Agency with compliance and contempt advice and conducts litigation involving, among other things, the Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act and compliance with outstanding court judgments. The Branch also conducts litigation and provides the Agency with advice and assistance when programs, statutes or outside proceedings threaten the Agency’s ability to carry out its mission; ensures Agency compliance with government regulations that affect its work, such as the Administrative Procedures Act, statutes relating to Agency rulemaking, the Sunshine Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Right to Financial Privacy Act; and provides guidance and conducts litigation involving FOIA and Privacy Act issues.
Ms. Platt has spent most of her twenty-five years practicing law employed by the Board in the Special Litigation Branch. After two years in private practice, she started in Special Litigation in December 1991 as a staff attorney. She was subsequently promoted to supervisory attorney in 2000, and has continued as a supervisory attorney in the newly consolidated Contempt, Compliance, and Special Litigation Branch. During her tenure at the Agency, she has been detailed to the Washington Resident Office of Region 5, as well as to the Solicitor’s Office.
A native of Massapequa, New York, Ms. Platt graduated from Cornell University in 1986 with a B.S. in Business Management, and from UCLA School of Law in 1989.