Eric J. Conn is a founding partner and Chair of the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey LLP, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of occupational safety and health law. Mr. Conn began his career practicing for more than a decade alongside the former first General Counsel of the OSH Review Commission. Mr. Conn represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, state OSH programs, the Chemical Safety Board, EPA and state and local safety related agencies. He also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from appeals of citations to criminal prosecutions.
Mr. Conn conducts and directs attorney-client privileged workplace safety audits, delivers safety training, and helps employers develop and implement compliant safety and health programs. He writes and speaks extensively on safety and health law issues, including authoring chapters in multiple OSHA Treatises and editing the OSHA Defense Report blog.
Mr. Conn earned both his bachelor and law degrees from the University of Virginia, and served on the Editorial Board of the University of Virginia Law Review.