Peter Schaumber

Hon. Peter Schaumber

Former Chairman and Board Member of the National Labor Relations Board

Peter Carey Schaumber served on the National Labor Relations Board from December 17, 2002 to August 27, 2010.

Prior to his appointment as a member of the Board, Mr. Schaumber practiced as a labor arbitrator serving on a number of industry panels and through national arbitration rosters.

Mr. Schaumber began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia. Subsequently, he was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and served in that office's Criminal and Civil Divisions. Upon leaving the United States Attorney's Office, he became Senior Trial Attorney and Associate Director of a Law Department Division in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Upon leaving government service, Mr. Schaumber entered private law practice in Washington, D.C. and was director of his firm's Litigation Department. His practice included a wide range of trial and appellate civil litigation.

Mr. Schaumber taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the National Law Center of George Washington University and as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA Program of Georgetown University School of Business. He also has been an arbitration instructor for union advocates at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies.

A native of New York, Mr. Schaumber graduated from Georgetown University in 1964 and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1968. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Kathleen Charbonnet Schaumber. They have three children, Kathleen, Drew and Alexandra.


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