Philip A. Miscimarra is the former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and is a partner in the labor and employment law practice of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. Phil leads the Morgan Lewis 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, other types of business restructuring and technological change. He 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 and a Board member. He 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. Phil was confirmed by voice vote in the United States Senate on July 30, 2013 and served in a term that commenced August 7, 2013 and 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); and other publications. He has also testified on labor and employment law issues in the United States Congress.
Mr. Miscimarra received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School; and a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Duquesne University.