Stanford Experts

William Gould

Professor of Law, emeritus


(650) 723-2111



A prolific scholar of labor and discrimination law, William B. Gould IV has been an influential voice on worker-management relations for more than 40 years and served as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. He has been a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1970 and has arbitrated and mediated more than 200 labor disputes, including the 1992 and 1993 salary disputes between the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Major League Baseball Player Relations Committee. He served as Independent Monitor for FirstGroup America, addressing freedom of association complaints (2008-2011). Professor Gould has acted as Special Advisor to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (2011-2012). He is the author of Bargaining with Baseball: Labor Relations in an Age of Prosperous Turmoil (McFarland, 2011).