William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Collaborative Solutions (CCS). The award honors leaders and practitioners in the field of labor relations.

The ceremony was held March 24 at the CCS annual labor-management conference. Gould was recognized for his distinguished career as a prolific scholar, an arbitrator and mediator in many high-profile cases, past chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, a critically acclaimed author of nine books, and the recipient of five honorary doctorates for his significant contributions in the fields of labor law and labor relations.

In a speech given upon accepting the award, Gould said, “I believed that the law could play a role in creating opportunities for all people in the world of work and I have tried as an arbitrator, a lawyer, and a scholar since the 1960s to balance the promotion of human dignity along with employers’ entrepreneurial interest in competition.”