The General Counsel, appointed by the President to a 4-year term, is independent from the Board and is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of unfair labor practice cases and for the general supervision of the NLRB field offices in the processing of cases.
Peter B. Robb was sworn in as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on November 17, 2017 for a four year term. Mr. Robb was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in September 2017 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 2017.
Mr. Robb previously was a Director at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM). He joined DRM as a Director in 1995. He chaired the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group from 2000 to 2009 and served as Deputy Managing Partner from 2009 to 2012. He also served on the American Bar Association’s Practice and Procedures Committee for the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Robb received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law; and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.