President Obama has nominated Terence F. Flynn to be a member of the NLRB. As expected, Obama has also named Lafe E. Solomon to be the agency’s General Counsel (GC). Solomon has been serving as acting GC since former GC Ronald Meisburg stepped down in June eight weeks shy of the end of his term. Since both nominations have been forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, it is expected that the two nominees will be voted on as a package deal.
Flynn currently works as Chief Counsel to the lone Republican NLRB member Brian Hayes, having served in the same capacity for former Republican member Peter Schaumber. Schaumber left the Board in August after his second term expired. Prior to his position at the NLRB, Flynn worked in private practice. If the Senate confirms Flynn, the NLRB will once again be operating with a full five-member Board.