The National Labor Relations Board welcomes Gwynne A. Wilcox for her second term as a Board member. Member Wilcox was nominated by President Biden on June 2, 2023 and confirmed by the Senate on September 6, 2023. She was sworn in today by Chairman Lauren McFerran for a term ending August 27, 2028.
“I’m delighted to welcome Gwynne Wilcox back to the Board for a second term. She has been a dedicated public servant and a wonderful colleague. We are excited to welcome her back to the Board to continue our important work supporting the goals of the National Labor Relations Act,” said Chairman Lauren McFerran.
“I am honored to be returning to the Board after a brief hiatus,” said NLRB Board Member Gwynne Wilcox. “As I build on the experiences of my first term, I’ll continue to faithfully apply the National Labor Relations Act to cases that come before me. I am looking forward to continuing to work alongside my dedicated colleagues at an agency that can make a real impact on the lives of working people.”
Ms. Wilcox is the first Black woman to serve on the Board since its inception in 1935. In November 2021, Wilcox was presented with the Honorable Bernice B. Donald Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award by the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. The award is given to a member, law firm, corporation, organization or academic institution “that has demonstrated leadership in and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession.”
Before joining the Board, Wilcox was a senior partner at Levy Ratner, P.C., a New York City labor and employment law firm. While there, she served as Associate General Counsel of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and as a labor representative to the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining. Prior to joining Levy Ratner, she worked as a Field Attorney at Region 2 of the NLRB in Manhattan. Wilcox holds a bachelor’s from Syracuse University, a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, and is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.