William L. Messenger


Staff Attorney (2001-present)

Experience: Foundation Law Clerk, 2001, 1999-2000; Law Clerk, National Association of Manufac­turers, Washington, DC, 2000-01; Law Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC, 2000; Intern, Assistant Majority Leader’s Office, U.S. Senate, 1998; Intern, Republican Policy Committee, U.S. Senate, 1997; Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH), 1996.

Bar Admissions: Virginia, 2001; U.S. Supreme Court, 2009 (admitted only in VA).

Law School: George Washing­ton University, J.D., cum laude, 2001.

College: Ohio University, B.B.A., 1997.

Member: Federalist Society.

Publications: “Does the First Amendment Allow States to Compel Recipients of Government Monies to Support State-Designated Representatives?,” ENGAGE, Sept. 2010, at 88; “Pre-Recognition Agreements: Can Employers Lawfully Acquire Control Over the Future Representative of their Employees under § 8(a)(2) of the NLRA?,” ENGAGE, Oct. 2006, at 131.

Reported Cases: Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, 138 S. Ct. 2448 (2018); Harris v. Quinn, 134 S. Ct. 2618 (2014); Mulhall v. UNITE HERE Local 355, 618 F.3d 1279 (2010), after remand, 667 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 2012), cert. dismissed, 134 S. Ct. 594 (2013) (per curiam 6-3 decision) (argued Nov. 13, 2013); Dana Corp., 341 N.L.R.B. No. 150, 2004 WL 1329345 (June 7, 2004).