Rutgers Law is pleased to announce that Gwynne A. Wilcox, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Member and Rutgers Law alumna, will deliver the Commencement address in Newark. She is the first Black woman to serve as a Board member in the history of the Agency. Sundeep Iyer, Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, will deliver the Commencement address in Camden.
Camden's celebration takes place at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Freedom Mortgage (
Ms. Wilcox participated in Rutgers Law’s MSP program and graduated from Rutgers Law School in Newark in 1978. She has served as an NLRB member since 2021 when she was nominated by President Joseph Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Her term will last until August 2023.
Ms. Wilcox previously worked as a senior partner at Levy Ratner, P.C., a New York City labor and employment law firm. There, she served as Associate General Counsel of 1199-SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and as a labor representative to the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining. Prior to joining Levy Ratner, she worked as a Field Attorney at NLRB Region 2 in New York City. Ms. Wilcox also holds a B.A. from Syracuse University.
As Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights leads the state agency charged with enforcing New Jersey’s civil rights laws. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel to Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. In that capacity, he was the Attorney General’s principal advisor on civil rights matters and coordinated department-wide civil rights initiatives. He also worked with the Office of the Solicitor General on appeals involving matters of constitutional law, statutory interpretation, civil rights, and criminal law.