Benjamin D. Briggs

Benjamin is a trusted advisor to businesses, seasoned employment litigator and zealous advocate for a wide variety of industries facing occupational safety and health compliance and litigation risks. Benjamin serves as co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety & Environmental practice group. He counsels and represents clients on issues involving federal and state statutes that govern employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, employee leave, and workplace safety and health.

Brent I. Clark

Brent is co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety & Environmental group. He focuses his practice on defense matters involving individual and multiparty actions, trial and appellate practice, and handles environmental, OSHA, MSHA, tort and toxic tort, and employment litigation and compliance matters, including retaliation and whistleblower claims.

James L. Curtis

Jim provides boots-on-the-ground representation on occupational health and safety issues, and is equally comfortable in a slaughterhouse and in a courthouse. Jim assists clients dealing with all types of occupational safety and health issues, from responding to workplace catastrophes to addressing day-to-day regulatory compliance issues.

Rebecca A. Davis

Rebecca is an accomplished litigator, environmental lawyer, and economic development attorney. Rebecca represents and counsels her clients on a wide array of environmental matters, including regulatory compliance, remediation, permitting, due diligence, brownfields, and alternate energy projects. She also represents clients in complex environmental litigation and enforcement cases involving, among other things, CERCLA and RCRA liability, storm water violations, toxic mold, lead-based paint violations, and property diminution claims brought in federal and state courts.

Mark A. Lies II

Mark works with his clients to build strong worker safety policies, identify hazards, ensure compliance, and protect their operations and reputation. Clients seek guidance on protecting their employees against every safety or health hazard in the workplace. They need help developing written policies to describe such hazards, training employees, and enforcing compliance with discipline for violations. Mark is the trusted advisor who can help them keep their employees safe.

Jeryl L. Olson

Jeryl represents clients in complex environmental enforcement and compliance matters, as well as in environmental matters associated with real estate and corporate transactions, including those with significantly impaired properties. Jeryl provides enforcement expertise in all of the major federal and state environmental programs, but has particular expertise in federal and state air enforcement cases for heavy industry.

Adam Young

Adam concentrates his practice on the defense of OSHA inspections and citations. Adam assists clients with whistleblower litigation, workplace safety counseling, regulatory counseling, OSHA litigation, and related commercial litigation. He has experience in all aspects of labor and employment counseling and litigation.

A. Scott Hecker

Scott provides clients with significant knowledge of federal government enforcement practices and engages in rational problem solving to devise workable paths forward for his clients. Scott has advised clients and litigated on their behalf under numerous federal labor laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Mine Safety and Health Act, Black Lung Benefits Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Service Contract Act. His personal experience with a breadth of substantive areas situates him to provide keen advice at the intersection of cross-cutting legal issues.

Ilana R. Morady

Ilana partners with clients to help them navigate the landscape of safety and environmental laws. Environmental and safety compliance is crucial to business operations, and the regulatory landscape is in constant flux. Clients across all industries look to Ilana for practical guidance on regulations in the environmental/safety realm. She routinely assists companies with systematic approaches to compliance, including training, creating policies and procedures, responding to regulatory authorities, and managing environmental and safety related regulatory inspections.

Daniel Birnbaum

Daniel enjoys working with employers to ensure companies keep their workplaces safe, efficient, and productive. Worker safety helps make workforces more efficient, translating into more successful workplaces. Daniel helps clients develop strategies to ensure they are in compliance with workplace safety laws, while helping company’s navigate challenges when accidents occur.

Patrick Joyce

Patrick focuses primarily on environmental counseling, environmental litigation, general corporate litigation, and OSHA/MSHA litigation and counseling. He is also a member of the firm’s Catastrophe Response Team. Patrick defends and counsels clients on a wide array of environmental issues, including regulatory compliance, remediation, permitting, due diligence, and solid and hazardous waste. He also represents clients in federal, state, and administrative tribunals in environmental litigation, CERCLA and RCRA liability, liability under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and whistleblower allegations arising under federal laws, including OSHA.

Matthew Sloan

Matthew provides his clients pragmatic solutions to workplace safety, whistleblower, and labor relations issues, and serves as a strong advocate before agencies and other tribunals when disputes arise. Matthew advises clients on federal, state, and local workplace safety and health regulations, and works with them to confront various challenges and dilemmas associated with workplace safety. He also represents and defends employers in various workplace safety and health enforcement actions, including OSHA citations and contests.