Mr. Kirsanow is a partner with Benesch’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. From 2006 – 2008 he was a Presidential appointee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington D.C. While serving on the NLRB, he was involved with significant decisions including Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., Dana/Metaldyne and Oil Capital Sheet Metal, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kirsanow testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nominations of Neil Gorsuch, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. He also continues to testify before and advise members of the U.S. Congress on a variety of matters, most recently before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest regarding the effect of illegal immigration on U.S. employment.
Mr. Kirsanow was reappointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives to his third consecutive six-year term on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. When he was first appointed to the Commission by President Bush the liberal majority refused to seat him and the Justice Department had to turn the case to the Supreme Court to seat him.
Mr. Kirsanow hosts the Kirsanow Report, heard five times daily in Northeast Ohio. He has also been a frequent guest on the nationally-syndicated Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Show, as well as the Bob Frantz Show, Laura Ingraham Show, Hugh Hewitt Show and Larry Elder Show. He appears regularly on the Tucker Carlson Show. He has written for a number of publications and appears regularly on cable and broadcast news programs.
Mr. Kirsanow is the author of thriller novels Target Omega and Second Strike. He is a graduate of Cornell University.