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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Nov. 8, 2017

CONTACT:  Joseph L. Choquette III, External Affairs Manager, 802-225-5510

Statement Regarding US Senate Confirmation of Peter B. Robb

(Burlington, Vt.)  Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC Managing Partner Paul H. Ode, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Senate confirmation of Director Peter B. Robb of Brattleboro as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board:

“DRM is very pleased that our colleague and fellow Director Peter B. Robb has been confirmed today by the United States Senate to be the new general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.  On behalf of the firm, we are proud to congratulate Peter on this impressive and well-earned recognition of his tremendous knowledge and experience in labor law and labor relations.  Our clients and colleagues have benefitted enormously from Peter’s counsel over the years and we know he will bring great value in his service to the NLRB.”

Robb joined DRM as a director in 1995. He chaired the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group from 2000 to 2009 and served as deputy managing partner from 2009 to 2012. He has extensive experience representing employers in traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining, union election campaigns, managing strikes, unfair labor practice charges, labor arbitration and related litigation.

“Peter has been the foundation around which we have built a strong labor and employment practice that is national in scope,” Ode said. “Based upon that experience and reputation, we’ve been able to recruit and retain a top-rated legal team in this practice area that has served employers well, both in northern New England and across the country. While we will miss Peter here, we wish him only the best in his new position.” 

DRM is a northern New England law firm of more than 55 attorneys with offices in Vermont and New Hampshire representing local, regional, national and international entities. The legal services provided by the firm include bankruptcy and business restructuring, general business, captive insurance, energy and telecommunications, intellectual property law, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental and tax law, and trust and estate planning.  DRM provides legislative and regulatory services through the firm’s Government and Public Affairs group. DRM is the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in more than 100 countries worldwide.