William J. Emanuel and Marvin E. Kaplan are the President's picks to fill two vacant seats at the NLRB. Once appointed and confirmed by the Senate, the NLRB will be at its full 5-Member strength and will have a Republican majority. Then we will begin to see changes that I have discussed at NLRB Watch.
William (Bill) Emanuel is a shareholder at Littler Mendelson where he practices traditional labor law in the Los Angeles office. A graduate of Georgetown University Law School and Marquette University, he has authored several amicus curiae briefs on behalf of trade associations in cases challenging state laws that allow labor unions to enter employers' private property. He is often recognized as a Best Lawyer in America© and has been a contributor to the ABA's treatise The Developing Labor Law. More at the Littler web site.
Marvin Kaplan is Counsel to Heather L. MacDougall, a Commissioner at the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He spent six years as a lawyer for committees at the House of Representatives where he focused on investigating allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse by the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis Law School and Cornell University. More at LinkedIn.
Both are well qualified to be NLRB Members.