The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on June 20, 2010, that Lafe Solomon was tapped to serve as the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel.  The General Counsel, as “gatekeeper” of cases at the NLRB, is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of unfair labor practice cases. 

Mr. Solomon began his career with the NLRB 38 years ago as a field examiner in the Seattle office.  Most recently, Mr. Solomon served as director of the NLRB’s Office of Representation Appeals.

Mr. Solomon replaces Ronald Meisburg as outgoing General Counsel.  Mr. Meisburg, whose term as General Counsel did not expire until August, resigned his position effective June 20, which prompted President Barack Obama to appoint Mr. Solomon to the post.

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