NEW YORK (Nov. 14, 2013) – The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce that Kathryn McMahon, a prominent Washington, D.C., OSHA and environmental attorney, has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice.

Ms. McMahon, who led Kelley Drye’s OSHA practice for years, focuses her practice in the areas of occupational safety and health (OSHA) law as well as environmental law. In addition to having extensive experience handling complex OSHA rulemakings, Ms. McMahon regularly assists clients in accident and fatality investigations, workplace hazard assessments, and a broad range of enforcement-related matters. She will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

“Regardless of size or industry sector, all employers face challenges protecting the safety and health of their employees. In addition to these critical workplace challenges, dealing with government regulatory and enforcement issues because OSHA has taken a more aggressive posture these past few years, including the big surge we have seen in criminal enforcement activity against employers across the board, demonstrates the need for top-notch representation in the OSHA area. We plan to continue to add to our OSHA capabilities and grow in this area, as it is a vital part of our Labor and Employment practice,” said David W. Garland, Chair of the firm's National Labor Steering Committee. 

“As our national OSHA Practice Group continues to represent employers and associations in the most complex, high-profile OSHA matters of the day, adding to our bench an attorney of Kate’s caliber, experience, and record of extraordinary success for her clients will be invaluable,” said Eric Conn, Head of the firm's national OSHA Practice Group in the Labor and Employment practice.  Conn added, “Kate is known nationally for her role as the lead counsel for industry on the last two major OSHA rulemaking efforts.  As OSHA rekindles its efforts to engage in new impactful rulemaking and standard setting, from the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan Rule to the new proposed Silica Standard, we are well positioned to help clients in this area with Kate now a part of our team.”

Ms. McMahon said, “Eric Conn and his team have become the go-to law firm in the industry, with extensive, in-depth experience and know-how in all aspects of OSHA law, successfully handling for their clients everything from routine or complaint-driven OSHA inspections to safety whistleblower complaints and OSHA  Act criminal investigations. I’m thrilled to join this top-notch legal team.” 

In addition to her OSHA work, Ms. McMahon has broad experience in the environmental area, both in the regulatory and enforcement contexts. For two decades, she has provided clients compliance counseling under all major environmental statues as well as representing them in numerous Superfund contribution actions and PRP allocations, Department of Justice enforcement matters, and myriad other federal and state administrative actions.

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