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Peter Carlton (’96) Named Chief Counsel to New NLRB Member

JANUARY 12, 2012—Terence Flynn, one of three new members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) given recess appointments by President Obama and sworn in at NLRB headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2012, has selected Peter J. Carlton (’96) as his chief counsel.

An attorney at the NLRB since 2001, Carlton has served as counsel to eight board members, most recently as senior counsel to Brian E. Hayes. He also has been chief counsel to Peter Kirsanow; assistant chief counsel to Chairman Wilma Liebman and Dennis Walsh; and senior counsel to Peter Schaumber, William Cowen, Chairman Peter Hurtgen, and the late Chairman John Truesdale.

Carlton has a B.A. and a Ph.D. in English and was an assistant professor at Minnesota's St. John's University before attending the Law School, where he worked on Vol. 79-80 of the Minnesota Law Review. He clerked for George G. Fagg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., before joining the NLRB.

With the appointments of Flynn, Sharon Block, and Richard F. Griffin, the NLRB is at full five-member strength for the first time since August 2010. Hayes and Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce have served since June 2010.


Peter Carlton

Peter Carlton (’96)