MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA—Richard F. Griffin, Jr., general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), will deliver the annual Charles L. Ihlenfeld Lecture on Public Policy and Ethics on Monday, April 13, at 12 p.m. in the event hall at theWest Virginia University College of Law.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception follows the lecture.
Griffin was sworn in as General Counsel of the NLRB on November 4, 2013 for a four year term. Prior to becoming General Counsel, he served as a board member from January 2012 to August 2013.
Griffin previously served as General Counsel for International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). He also served on the board of directors for the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. Since 1983, Griffin has held a number of leadership positions withIUOE, including Assistant House Counsel and Associate General Counsel. From 1985 to 1994, Griffin was a member of the board of trustees of the IUOE’s central pension fund, and from 1981 to 1983, he served as a Counsel to NLRB Board Members.
Griffin holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
The Charles L. Ihlenfeld (1908-89) Lecture annually brings to the WVU College of Law distinguished speakers in public service and ethics. A prominent lawyer for 56 years and a former mayor of Wheeling, W.Va., Ihlenfeld devoted much of his life to public service. These lectures, established in his memory, honor a life and career marked by significant contributions to the practice of law, to the legal profession, and to civic affairs of his state and community.