On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the NLRB announced that President Trump named Board Member Philip A. Miscimarra to serve as Acting Chairman of the NLRB. Miscimarra will replace former Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, who will continue as a Board Member. Pearce’s term expires on August 27, 2018. Acting Chairman Miscimarra’s current term expires on December 16, 2017.
The Board currently has three members: Board Member Lauren McFerran being the third member. Her term expires on December 16, 2019. Two Board Member seats are currently vacant. President Trump gets to nominate these two members. The two nominees must then be confirmed by the Senate.
Prior to the Board, Acting Chairman Miscimarra practiced labor and employment law as a partner with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Prior to Morgan Lewis, Miscimarra was a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.