Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University Law School
Former Chairman, National Labor Relations Board
President Obama designated Wilma B. Liebman Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2009. After serving three terms, she became a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School. Prior to joining the NLRB in 1997, Ms. Liebman was Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). She acted as chief operations officer of this federal agency, overseeing arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, international affairs and labor-management cooperation grants programs. In addition, Ms. Liebman advised the FMCS Director on issues involving major labor disputes and participated in significant negotiations. Prior to that, Ms. Liebman was Labor Counsel for the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Legal Counsel to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and staff attorney with the NLRB. She received an A.B. from Barnard College and her J.D. from George Washington University. Ms. Liebman is a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the American Law Institute, and past elected member of the Executive Board of the Industrial Relations Research Association.