NLRB General Counsel Ronald Meisburg Joins Proskauer Rose

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 01:00

Ronald Meisburg, the third longest-serving general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board since 1947, and a former NLRB member, will join Proskauer as a Partner in the global law firm's Labor & Employment Law Department, strengthening its renowned capabilities at a time when labor-management matters are increasing nationwide. He will practice out of the firm's Washington, DC and New York offices.

Mr. Meisburg has been the NLRB's General Counsel since 2006, and before that he was a member of the NLRB. In private practice, he advised clients in connection with issues arising under federal labor and employment law and collective bargaining agreements; served as labor counsel in complex business transactions; assisted clients in collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration cases; and represented clients in matters before federal labor and employment agencies, and federal trial and appellate courts. He began his career serving in the Office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Former New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority executive Gary J. Dellaverson has joined Proskauer as Special Counsel in the global law firm's Labor & Employment Law Department.

Having served as Chief Labor Negotiator and, most recently, Chief Financial Officer to the MTA, the largest public transportation company in the U.S., Mr. Dellaverson brings extensive public sector experience to one of the top labor management law firms in the country. Over the course of his 19-year career at the MTA, he led numerous high-profile negotiations, including: the settlement to the illegal 2005 citywide transit strike; efforts to sell the West Side Rail Yards and Atlantic Yards, paving the way for among the largest redevelopment projects in New York City in more than a decade; as well as hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, including dozens under the Railway Labor Act, a federal law that governs labor relations in the railway and airline industries. He also designed and led the MTA's efforts to secure stable funding, which resulted in a $2 billion package enacted by the State of New York last spring.

Experienced patent litigator Justin J. Daniels has joined Proskauer's Boston office as Senior Counsel, strengthening the firm's intellectual property capabilities and continuing the growth of its litigation practice.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Mr. Daniels was Counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. A registered patent attorney, his extensive litigation experience has included successfully representing clients in the software, entertainment, media, finance, and pharmaceutical industries. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Owen, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as Marshal to a High Court Justice of the English Crown Court, Queen's Bench Division in the United Kingdom, where he oversaw numerous intellectual property disputes and mediations. A graduate of Harvard College, he earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.