Luella Nelson




Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976
Macalester College, B.S., 1973

Professional Affiliations

Legal Representation Fund Coordinator for the National Academy of Arbitrators (“NAA”)
Past Chair of the Northwest Region of the NAA
Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the Oregon State Bar, the State Bar of California, and the Bar Association of San Francisco
Former member of the Executive Committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Oregon State Bar
Former president of the Oregon Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association
Former Vice-Chair and member of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution
Former adviser to the California Public Employee Relations Program at University of California
National Academy of Arbitrators (Legal Representation Coordinator; Videoconferencing Task Force;Regional Chair 2008-2010);
College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (Board of Governors 2017-);
Supreme Court of the United States;
Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor & Employment Law Section (Chair 2002-2004), ADR Section;
Oregon State Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section (Chair 1999-2000), ADR Section;
Labor Education & Research Association (Oregon Chapter IRRA President 1998-99);
State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section (Chair 1991-92);
Association for Conflict Resolution (Northern Cal Chapter SPIDR Vice President 1988-89, Board of Directors 1987-91);
American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (Labor Arbitration and the Law of Collective Bargaining Agreements Committee; Committee on Development of the Law Under the NLRA), Dispute Resolution Section, Law Practice Management Section;
Oregon Women Lawyers;
Multnomah Bar Assn;
Professional Organization of Women in Employment Relations
Former adviser to the California Public Employee Relations Program at the University of California

Professional Experience

Member of the Oregon Employment Relations Board (2003-04)

Counsel and Senior Counsel with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., headquarters (1976-81) and Oakland, California, Region (1981-86).  Drafted decisions, dissents, and speeches for Board Member; investigated intra-agency EEO charges; bargaining committee and shop steward, NLRBPA.  Investigated unfair labor practice and representation cases at regional office; litigated and settled unfair labor practices; held elections and hearings.