Judge Etchingham has been Associate Chief Judge in San Francisco since December 2012. He was a federal ALJ at the Office of Administrative Law Judges/DOL for 8 years before transferring to the NLRB in January 2011. In that capacity, he primarily decided and mediated cases under the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act and various whistleblower statutes. Prior to that position, he served as a judge with SSA. He previously spent 15 years in private practice, specializing in commercial litigation and bankruptcy, including cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). He is a CPA and also taught employment and business law courses. A native of the Chicagoland area in NW Illinois, he obtained his B.S. degree from Augustana College and his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
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Effective October 21, 2019, parties to unfair labor practice or representation cases processed in NLRB Regional Offices must submit all written statements, correspondence, position statements, documentary or any other evidence through the Agency’s electronic filing system (E-Filing).
Click on the NLRB’s NEW My Account Portal Link to
· Create an account or access your existing E-Filing account
· View your E-Filing History
· E-File documents in a case or inquiry to which you are a party
· Manage the contact information associated with your account.