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William B. Gould IV (Los Angeles Moderator) is the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law (Emeritus) at Stanford Law School and the William M. Ramsey Distinguished Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law. He has been a member of the Stanford Law School faculty for three decades. Professor Gould was chairman of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC, from 1994–1998. He has been an impartial arbitrator of labor–management disputes and conflicts since 1965 and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1970.
Professor Gould received his law degree from Cornell Law School in 1961 and subsequently did graduate work in comparative labor law at the London School of Economics. The recipient of five honorary degrees, Professor Gould is the author of eight books and more than 50 law journal articles, including “Labor Law for a Global Economy: The Uneasy Case for International Labor Standards.” He has written numerous articles for general-circulation publications, such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the London Economist, the Manchester Guardian, and The Nation. One of his books, A Primer on American Labor Law (MIT Press, 3rd ed., 1993), was recognized with a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association Gavel Award Committee and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, German, and Spanish. He is currently working on the fourth edition.
Garrett D. Brown has an undergraduate degree in U.S. history from the University of Chicago and a Master in Public Health degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a certified industrial hygienist in comprehensive practice, as certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
Mr. Brown currently works as a compliance officer in the Oakland District Office of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). In his nine years with Cal/OSHA, he has conducted more than 500 inspections in Alameda County; as part of statewide teams, he has inspected agricultural fields in California’s Central Valley and garment sweatshops in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Since 1993, Mr. Brown has served on a volunteer basis as coordinator of the Maquiladora Health and Safety Support Network, which includes more than 400 occupational health and safety professionals in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. On a pro bono basis, the Network provides information, technical assistance, and Spanish-language training to community-based organizations of Mexican workers on the U.S.–Mexico border.