Lauren McFerran was sworn in on December 17, 2014 for a five year term ending on December 16, 2019. Ms. McFerran was confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 2014.
Previous to her appointment to the NLRB, Ms. McFerran served as Chief Labor Counsel for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) and had also served the Committee as Deputy Staff Director. She began on the HELP Committee as Senior Labor Counsel for Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Tom Harkin in 2005 and served in that capacity until 2010. Before her work in the United States Senate, Ms. McFerran was an associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C. from 2002 to 2005. She served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 2001 to 2002. Ms. McFerran received a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.