Richard F. Griffin

Richard F. Griffin, Jr.

Of Counsel, Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC

Richard F. Griffin, Jr. is Of Counsel at the Washington, DC law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser, and has practiced labor law for more than 36 years.  Prior to joining the firm, from November 4, 2013 through October 31, 2017, Mr. Griffin was the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Before becoming NLRB General Counsel, from January 2012 through August 2013, Mr. Griffin was a NLRB Board Member, recess appointed to that position by President Obama.  From 1983 through his appointment as a Board Member, Mr. Griffin worked in the legal department of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE); from September 1994 until January 2012, he was the IUOE’s General Counsel.  While IUOE General Counsel, Mr. Griffin was on the AFL-CIO Lawyers Advisory Panel and was a member of the Board of Directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.  From 1981 to 1983, Mr. Griffin served as staff counsel to two NLRB Board Members.

“For exemplary public service and leadership on behalf of America’s workers” Mr. Griffin was named to the National Employment Law Project’s 2016 Honor Roll. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and of the American Bar Foundation.  He graduated from Yale College (BA 1977) and Northeastern University Law School (JD 1981).