NLRB Update 2022


November 16, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Bookings closed


Kogod School of Business at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016
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Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for lunch and a fascinating discussion with Richard Bock, head of the NLRB’s Division of Advice!


Richard A. Bock is the head of the NLRB’s Division of Advice. As its Associate General Counsel, he oversees Advice’s two branches: the Regional Advice Branch, which handles complex case submissions from the Agency’s Regional offices and issues Advice Memoranda which offer guidance and direction to those offices; and the Injunction Litigation Branch, which handles cases in which injunctive relief is being considered or pursued. Bock assumed his position in Advice in August of 2019 after nearly three years serving as the Deputy Associate General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management, which oversees the Agency’s Regional offices. He has also served as an Assistant General Counsel in that Division, before which he held the position of Deputy Associate General Counsel in the Agency’s Division of Legal Counsel, which consists of: the Contempt, Compliance and Special Litigation Branch (representing the Board and General Counsel in all suits not statutorily based on Sections 10(e) and (f) of the Act, and which conducts civil and criminal contempt litigation to obtain compliance with Board orders); FOIA Branch (providing the general public with access to releasable NLRB information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act); and E-Litigation Branch (which deals with e-discovery, e-litigation and related issues).

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bock is a graduate of Syracuse University and Hofstra University School of Law, where he later taught as a Special Professor of Law. He began his career at the NLRB’s Brooklyn Regional Office in 1996, where he spent 16 years, the last four as a Supervisory Attorney. He is the author of two scholarly articles: Secondary Boycotts: Understanding NLRB Interpretation of Section 8(b)(4)(B) of the National Labor Relations Act, 7 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 905 (2005); and, Multiemployer Bargaining and Withdrawing from the Association After Bargaining Has Begun: 38 Years of “Unusual Circumstances” Under Retail Associates, 13 Hof. Lab  L.J. 519 (1996).

Bock lives in Maryland with his wife, novelist Caroline Bock. They have two children.


John Higgins, DCLERA Board Member, NLRB, and Catholic University


Student Lounge
Massachusetts Avenue Entrance
Kogod School of Business
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016


Directions: Take the Metro to the AU/Tenleytown stop and transfer to the N2 bus.


There will be sandwiches in the student lounge in the Kogod building facing Massachusetts Avenue near Ward Circle.


There is no charge but you must register. Please RSVP below if you can join us!

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