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BRATTLEBORO — A local attorney was recently sworn in as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

Peter B. Robb, formerly a director at Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, chaired the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group from 2000 to 2009 and served as Deputy Managing Partner from 2009 to 2012. He also served on the American Bar Association's Practice and Procedures Committee for the National Labor Relations Board.

Robb was nominated for a four-year term by President Donald J. Trump in September and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 8. He replaces Richard F. Griffin, Jr.

"I am honored to serve as General Counsel of the NLRB," stated Robb in a press release announcing his appointment. "I have always believed in the core values expressed in the National Labor Relations Act, which, in essence, is to protect the rights of employees to engage in union or other protected, concerted activity with respect to wages, hours and working conditions, as well as the rights of employees to refrain from such activities. And, once employees have freely chosen a labor organization to represent them, the Act promotes collective bargaining. These principles are part of the foundation of our successful economic system. I look forward to working with the dedicated Board staff at the NLRB in effectively and efficiently administering the Act and promoting the mission of the Agency."

Robb received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Maryland School of Law; and a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University.