Kent Y. Hirozawa was nominated by President Obama on July 16, 2013, and confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 2013, for a term that expires on August 27, 2016. He served as chief counsel to National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce from April 2010 until he was sworn in as a Board member on August 5, 2013. Mr. Hirozawa began his career as a field attorney in Region 2 of the Board after clerking in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to returning to the Board, he represented unions, workers and employee benefit funds for more than twenty years as a member of the New York City law firm of Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss LLP. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.