National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney Richard Bock as Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management of the Office of the General Counsel in Washington. In his new position, Mr. Bock will assist the Acting General Counsel in managing the 32 Regional Offices of the NLRB and provide programmatic support for the national enforcement and administration of the National Labor Relations Act.
Mr. Bock was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Syracuse University in 1984, and a law degree in 1996 from Hofstra University School of Law, where he later served as an adjunct professor. He spent nine years in the public relations industry, before attending law school. Mr. Bock joined the NLRB as a staff attorney in the Brooklyn Regional office upon his graduation from law school. He was promoted to Supervisory Attorney in the Brooklyn office in 2008.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employee rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.