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W&L Law Grad a Recess Appointee

Washington and Lee law alumnus Terence F. Flynn was in the news this week, when President Barack Obama named him to a recess appointment on the National Labor Relations Board.

The controversial announcement from the White House came almost one year to the day that Terry, a 1990 graduate of the School of Law, had been nominated to fill an open position on the five-member board.

Terry had been nominated to replace Republican Peter Schaumber and was to become the second Republican on the NLRB. He had previously served as chief counsel to Schaumber on the board. More recently, he has been chief counsel to the other Republican on the NLRB, Brian Hayes. In his roles with the NLRB, Terry has overseen a variety of legal and policy issues in cases arising under the National Labor Relations Act.

Terry began his career dealing with labor and immigration cases with Reid & Priest from 1990 to 1992, then worked as a litigation associate for David, Hager, & Krupin (1992-95), focusing on employment and wage hour laws, NLRB arbitrations and other labor-relations disputes. From 1996 to 2003, he was counsel in the Labor and Employment Group of Crowell & Moring L.L.P., handling collective bargaining negotiations, litigation of unfair labor practices, defense of ERISA claims, and wage and hour disputes, among other matters.