Kent Hirozawa was confirmed by the Senate to the National Labor Relations Board on July 30 after being nominated by Pres. Obama earlier in July.
“The National Labor Relations Board is responsible for enforcing protections that are fundamental to growing the economy and creating jobs from the middle class,” Pres. Obama said. “It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join the Board and I look forward to the agency continuing its work to promote better wages and conditions for all American workers.”
Hirozawa is currently chief counsel to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Mark Pearce. Before joining the NLRB staff in 2010, Hirozawa was a partner in the New York law firm Gladstein, Reif and Meginniss LLP, where he advised clients on a variety of legal and strategic issues, including Federal and state labor and employment law matters. Hirozawa previously served as a field attorney for the NLRB from 1984 to 1986. He received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. (end)