St. Louis Partner Jerry Hunter was quoted Nov. 17 by Law360 concerning Peter Robb, the new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel, expected by many to play an integral role in shaping a pro-management shift in policy. Robb has extensive experience as a former staff attorney at the NLRB. Hunter, general counsel of the NLRB in Washington, D.C., from 1989 until 1993, said past GCs with less direct experience on the board have been limited as they get acclimated, but Robb should not have that lag time. “I had worked for the NLRB in the St. Louis regional office … so I knew the procedures, how to read an affidavit,” Hunter said. “He has the background … that’s a big advantage going into that job.” Hunter also noted that the board limited the reach of its 1964 decision in Hot Shoppes relating to the hiring of permanent replacements for striking employees, as former General Counsel Griffin had argued, but the board did not expand upon its decision in Purple Communications by applying that decision to employer communication systems other than email, as Griffin had hoped for.