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Philip A. Miscimarra

Philip A. Miscimarra

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Philip A. Miscimarra is a partner in the labor and employment law practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and is the former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  He represents clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues, with a focus on labor-management relations and employment litigation. He leads Morgan Lewis’s NLRB special appeals practice and is co-leader of Morgan Lewis Workforce Change, which manages all employment, labor, benefits, and related issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, startups, workforce reductions, and other types of business restructuring. Mr. Miscimarra is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Wharton Center for Human Resources.

Mr. Miscimarra was named Chairman of the NLRB by President Donald J. Trump on April 24, 2017, after previously serving as Acting Chairman (after January 23, 2017) and as a Board member (commencing August 7, 2013).  Mr. Miscimarra was appointed to the NLRB by President Barack Obama on April 9, 2013 and was approved unanimously by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on May 22, 2013. He was confirmed by voice vote in the United States Senate on July 30, 2013 and served in a term that expired on December 16, 2017. 

Mr. Miscimarra is the author or co-author of several books involving labor law issues, including The NLRB and Managerial Discretion: Subcontracting, Relocations, Closings, Sales, Layoffs, and Technological Change (2d ed. 2010) (by Miscimarra, Turner, Friedman, Callahan, Conrad, Lignowski and Scroggins); The NLRB and Secondary Boycotts (3d ed. 2002) (by Miscimarra, Berkowitz, Wiener and Ditelberg); and Government Protection of Employees Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions (1989 and 1997 supp.) (by Northrup and Miscimarra); among other publications. He has also testified about labor and employment law issues in the United States Congress.

Chambers USA named Phil one of the leading lawyers for employment law in the United States from 2004 to 2012, based on the views of clients, peers, and other industry professionals. He has been described as a "fantastic lawyer" and "prolific writer," with clients admiring his "multilayered abilities and business savvy" and his "high level of integrity." Chambers quoted competitors as saying, "Most lawyers pale next to Philip Miscimarra."

Mr. Miscimarra received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School; and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Duquesne University.

 

Philip A. Miscimarra is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The NLRB In the Trump Administration: Featured Speaker, Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra - Employment Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The NLRB In the Trump Administration: Featured Speaker, Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra - The NLRB In the Trump Administration: Featured Speaker, Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra, Monday, October 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The NLRB In the Trump Administration: Featured Speaker, Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra - The NLRB In the Trump Administration: Featured Speaker, Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra, Monday, October 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Zachary D. Fasman, et al., Labor Law Update - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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