Practice Areas:

HB NEXT clients are regularly represented nationwide before employee safety and environmental regulatory agencies, from post regulatory inspection investigation, to agency informal conferences. Clients are also represented in litigation of regulatory enforcement disputes with the United States Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Justice at all stages in courts and administrative tribunals, including hearings, trials and appeals of citations and proposed penalties of OSHA, MSHA, EPA, EPD, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.

Noted Court Decisions:

  • (Large Telecommunication Utility Contractor). v. United States Secretary of Labor, 722 F.3d 1304 (11th. Cir. 2013 (requiring the Secretary of Labor to prove employer knowledge of a supervisor’s misconduct in citations proposed by OSHA);
  • United States Secretary of Labor v. (Large Utility Contractor in South Florida), OSHRC No. 08-1225 (2013) (clarifying an employer’s eligibility for an award of fees and costs under the federal Equal Access to Justice Act in the successful defense of an OSHA citation);

Bar Membership:

New York, Georgia, and District of Columbia; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Middle District of Georgia, Southern District of New York and Western District of New York; United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; United States Tax Court.

Education:

Georgetown University Law School (LL.M. Taxation, 1978); New England School of Law (J.D., 1977); Kenyon College (A.B. History, 1974).

Secretary and Board Member:

British American Business Council of Georgia.

Arbitrator:

Better Business Bureau of Atlanta, 2005- present.