National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney David E. Leach as Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in New York, NY (Region 2). In his new position, Mr. Leach will assist Regional Director Karen P. Fernbach in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in Manhattan, The Bronx, and several counties north of New York City.
Mr. Leach is a graduate of Cathedral College, Douglaston, New York, where he majored in History. Following graduation from Brooklyn Law School, he joined the NLRB in 1976 as a Field Attorney in the New York Regional Office and has worked there continuously since that time. In 1984, he was promoted to Supervisory Attorney and in 1988, Mr. Leach was appointed as a Deputy Regional Attorney. Since 1985, Mr. Leach has been a Senior Lecturer at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and since 2001, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The Agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers.