President Obama has nominated a Washington and Lee law alumnus, Terence F. Flynn, of the Class of 1990, to fill an open position on the five-member National Labor Relations Board.
According to a story on Bloomberg, Terry becomes the second Republican on the NLRB and replaces Republican Peter Schaumber, whose term expired in August.
Terry is chief counsel to the other Republican on the NLRB, Brian Hayes, and was previously chief counsel to Schaumber. In his roles with the NLRB, Terry has overseen a variety of legal and policy issues in cases arising under the National Labor Relations Act. Prior to joining the NLRB, Terry practiced in the labor and employment group for the Washington firm Crowell & Moring, where he specialized in labor and employment, including collective bargaining negotiations, litigation of unfair labor practices, defense of ERISA claims, and wage and hour disputes, among other matters.
After graduating from W&L, he spent two years with Reid & Priest, where he dealt with labor and immigration cases. He then worked as a litigation associate for David, Hager, & Krupin, where his focus was employment and wage hour laws, NLRB arbitrations and other labor relations disputes.
The NLRB announcement of Terry’s nomination is on its website.