Peter N. Kirsanow nominated for NLRB
November 16, 2005 by Ross Runkel at LawMemo
The Whitehouse announced on November 16, 2005: "The President intends to nominate Peter N. Kirsanow, of Ohio, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring August 27, 2008. Mr. Kirsanow is currently a Partner with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, LLP. In addition, he serves as a Member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Mr. Kirsanow previously served as Senior Legal Counsel for Leaseway Transportation Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he served as Labor Counsel for the City of Cleveland. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kirsanow practiced law with Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP. He received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law."
This biography from the web site of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, LLP.
Mr. Kirsanow focuses his practice on representing management in employment-related litigation, as well as in contract negotiations, NLRB proceedings, EEO matters, and arbitration. He frequently testifies before and advises members of the U.S. Congress on various employment laws and issues.
Mr. Kirsanow formerly served as senior labor counsel of Leaseway Transportation Corp. and labor counsel for the city of Cleveland.
He has extensive experience in public sector employment matters as well as in industries such as heavy manufacturing, trucking, health care, radio and television and employee leasing.
Mr. Kirsanow is past chair of the board of directors of the Center for New Black Leadership, is on the advisory board of the National Center for Public Policy Research and has been an adjunct professor at Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Mr. Kirsanow was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in December 2001.
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