NLRB General Counsel Ronald E. Meisburg
Edward Meisburg was nominated by President Bush in July 2005 to be NLRB General
Counsel for a 4-year term and was recess appointed by the President on January
4, 2006 to serve as General Counsel. The Senate confirmed his appointment in
Meisburg He previously served under a recess
appointment by President Bush as a Member of the Board from January 12, 2004 to
December 8, 2004..
Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Meisburg had been a
shareholder with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. in
Washington, D.C. He previously was a partner with Heenan, Althen & Roles in
Washington, and served at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the
Solicitor of Labor. While at the Department of Labor, Mr. Meisburg served in the
Division of Employee Benefits and the Division of Mine Safety and Health and was
awarded the Secretary of Labor's Distinguished Achievement Award. He received a
B.A. degree from Carson-Newman College in 1969 and a J.D. from the University of
Louisville in 1974.
Mr. Meisburg was president of the Energy and Mineral Law
Foundation (1994 - 1995); a member of the Employment Lawyers Advisory Council of
the National Association of Manufacturers (1996 - 1998); and a member of the
Industrial Relations Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business
(1993 - 1998).
Mr. Meisburg is married to Mary Helen Ratchford. The
family resides in Arlington, VA.