Ellen Dichner serves as Distinguished Lecturer in Labor Studies at CUNY SLU. Ms. Dichner received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. She is a labor lawyer who recently served as Chief Counsel to former National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce. Before joining NLRB in 2013, Ms. Dichner was a partner at Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP for more than twenty years, handling a wide range of matters on behalf of union clients, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, litigation in federal and state courts as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies, such as the NLRB and the New York Public Employment Relations Board. Her clients included unions representing workers in health care, transportation, communications and education. Ms. Dichner also represented individuals and groups of workers in wage and hour cases, employment discrimination and other litigation. She has written numerous papers on labor law, and is a frequent speaker at labor law conferences and continuing legal education programs.