Ex-Bush Ethicist Slams McDonald's Over NLRB Recusal Reply

Law360 (October 19, 2018, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A former Bush administration chief ethics attorney, who has urged two National Labor Relations Board members to step away from a closely watched joint employer case involving McDonald's because of their ties to Littler Mendelson PC and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, said the burger giant's counsel was out of line when it attacked his credibility last week.

Richard W. Painter urged the NLRB in a letter on Wednesday to order McDonald's' counsel to refile their response to an earlier letter he wrote — minus the personal attacks. The prior letter had argued that, because of an ethics pledge board members John...

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