On Sept. 16, President Trump nominated labor attorney Peter B. Robb to serve as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). 

Robb, who currently serves as the director of labor and employment at the law firm Downs Rachlin and Marin, previously served as chief counsel to former NLRB Member Robert Hunter (R) and as special labor counsel to the law firm Proskauer Rose from 1985 to 1995.

If confirmed by the full U.S. Senate, Robb will replace Richard F. Griffin Jr. (D) and serve a term of four years. 

On Aug. 2, the Senate confirmed the nomination of NLRB Member Marvin Kaplan in a 50-48 vote.  The Senate will vote on NLRB nominee William Emanuel on Sept. 25. 

While the NLRB is working to fill all five seats for the first time since August 2015, Robb will serve as the first Republican General Counsel since June 2010.  

Although no date has been set at the time of writing, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions must hold a hearing to approve Robb’s nomination before his final confirmation.