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PRESIDENT NAMES WILLIAM B. GOULD IV TO THE COUNCIL OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES
The President today announced his intention to appoint William B. Gould IV to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States.
William B. Gould IV of California is currently chairman and member of the National Labor Relations Board. Since 1972, Mr. Gould has been a professor of law at Stanford University School of Law and has been a Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law since 1984. From 1971 to 1972, Mr. Gould was a visiting professor at Harvard University Law School. Previously, he was a member of the law faculty of Wayne State University. He also served as an attorney with the law firm of Battle, Fowler, Stokes & Kheel from 1965 to 1968. From 1963 through 1965, he was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
A member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1970, Mr. Gould has arbitrated more than 200 labor disputes, including the Major League Baseball salary disputes and the 1989 dispute involving teachers in Detroit, Michigan. He has published books and written many law review articles on employment law, alternate dispute resolution and labor law. Mr. Gould received a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 1958 and an L.L.B. from Cornell Law School in 1961 and was a graduate student at the London School of Economics in 1962-1963.
The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is responsible for making recommendations to the President, cabinet departments, administrative agencies, the Congress and the Judicial Conference of the United States on ways to improve the fairness and efficiency of administrative agencies.