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

AUGUST 28, 2013—Recently confirmed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Philip A. Miscimarra announced that he has selected Peter J. Carlton (’96) as his chief counsel.

Having served most recently as chief counsel to Terence Flynn, one of three NLRB members given recess appointments in January 2012 by President Obama, Carlton has worked as an NLRB attorney since 2001. He has served in various capacities for eight board members, including chief counsel, assistant chief counsel, and senior counsel.

Carlton has a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia. From 1985-92, he was an assistant professor in the English department at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. At the Law School, he worked on Vol. 79-80 of the Minnesota Law Review, and after graduation he clerked for Judge George G. Fagg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He was an attorney at Jones Day in Washington, D.C., before joining the NLRB.

Veteran attorneys John F. Colwell, Ellen Dichner, James R. Murphy, and Peter D. Winkler were also selected as chief counsel for new NLRB members confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 2013.


Peter Carlton

Peter Carlton (’96)