WASHINGTON ― Hunton & Williams is pleased to announce Ronald Meisburg, former board member and general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, has become special counsel in Washington.

Appointed to serve as a member of the five-person NLRB in 2004 by President George W. Bush, Meisburg was then appointed to a four-year term as NLRB General Counsel. Serving in the Bush and Obama Administrations, he had primary responsibility as the Board’s chief prosecutor as well as chief administrator of the agency’s 32 regional offices, $280 million budget and 1,200 person staff. Meisburg left the agency to join Proskauer Rose and retired from that firm earlier this year.

“Ron’s distinguished NLRB service in both the Bush and Obama administrations and his private practice experience put him in a unique position to serve as an accomplished statesman to guide our clients through a new era of critically important, sometimes controversial and complex employment and labor issues,” said Gregory B. Robertson, chairman of the firm’s global employment litigation and labor management relations practice.

Hunton’s labor and employment practice includes all matters relating to the employer-employee relationship. The firm has maintained a traditional labor practice for well over 50 years and represents companies that do and do not have labor unions. Client representations include corporate campaigns, union representational proceedings, unfair labor practice charges, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining and strike contingency planning and execution, as well as employment advice and individual, collective and class action litigation.

“I am excited to join Hunton & Williams, a firm I have known for many years, where I can be an advisor to business regarding labor issues and the subject matters being handled by today’s NLRB and, when necessary, a key intermediary between management, labor and government to help find solutions to difficult labor relations issues,” said Meisburg.