Bloomberg Law
Jan. 30, 2023, 4:15 PM

Ex-NLRB Chief John Ring Returns to Morgan Lewis as DC Partner

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

John Ring, the corporate lawyer who helmed the National Labor Relations Board for much of the Trump administration, is returning to Morgan Lewis after leaving the agency last month.

Ring joined the NLRB in April 2018, leading a Republican-controlled board that ushered in a slew of employer-friendly changes in the board’s interpretation of federal labor law. He tried unsuccessfully to cement those changes via new regulations to stave off the partisan flip-flopping that often comes with changes in political control of the agency.

He rejoins Morgan Lewis in the law firm’s Washington office, were he was a partner before being appointed to the NLRB by former president Donald Trump. Philip Miscimarra, who briefly served as the NLRB’s chairman after Trump won the White House, and former Republican board member Harry Johnson are partners at the firm.

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