Nov. 16: Kent Hirozawa ’82 will deliver the 2017 Frank J. Guarini Government Lecture

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Kent Hirozawa ’82 will be the featured speaker at this year’s Guarini Government Lecture presented by PILC.  The lecture and subsequent reception will be held in Greenberg Lounge from 6:00 to 7:30 on November 16th.

Mr. Hirozawa was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate for a term as a member of the National Labor Relations Board that expired in 2016.  During his tenure on the Board, he participated in numerous decisions that have had a significant impact on labor law, including a major decision that allows student assistants at private universities to form unions.

Prior to his service as a Board member, Mr. Hirozawa was chief counsel to former NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce.  Mr. Hirozawa has recently rejoined the New York City law firm of Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss LLP, where he previously represented workers, unions and employee benefit funds for over twenty years. He is focusing his practice on helping workers and unions to navigate the challenges presented by the current legal and political environment.  Following the expiration of his term on the Board and before his return to the firm, Mr. Hirozawa was a visiting scholar at New York University School of Law.  In addition to his work at the firm, he is currently teaching labor law at the City University of New York School of Law. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from NYU.

The Guarini Lecture is produced in honor of Frank J. Guarini, former New Jersey State Senator, seven-term U.S. Congressman, and distinguished alumnus of the Law School.  Each year, an outstanding individual who has performed exemplary public service is invited to address students and alumni/ae.


Date: Thursday, November 16th

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Greenberg Lounge


Please RSVP here.