Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Amchan was appointed Deputy Chief Judge in October 2010, after serving as Associate Chief Judge in Washington, D.C. He was first appointed an NLRB judge in 1996. Before coming to the NLRB, he served as a judge for both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. He previously worked as an enforcement attorney at the Department of Labor, primarily in the OSHA program.
Judge Amchan received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Miami University of Ohio and his law degree from Harvard Law School. An army veteran who served with the Army Procurement Agency Vietnam in Saigon, he is the author of several books on American history.