Conn Maciel Carey LLP, (CMC) a boutique law firm with national practices in labor and employment, workplace safety (OSHA and MSHA), and litigation, is pleased to announce that Kimberly Richardson has become an Of Counsel attorney with the firm based out of the firm’s principal office in Washington, DC.
Ms. Richardson will provide counseling and litigation services related to workplace health and safety and employment-related matters. Throughout her 15 years of experience, Ms. Richardson has served as the lead in-house workplace health and safety attorney for multiple national and international organizations, where she advised executive leadership on matters pertaining to labor, employment, and OSHA compliance.
“I am elated to share Kimberly’s perspective as a former in-house corporate counsel with our clients and our attorneys as she prides herself on advising companies to create and prioritize robust compliance programs on the myriad of employment legal issues,” says Kara Maciel, Labor and Employment Practice Chair. “When corporate legal teams need advice on creating collaborative approaches to their ESG initiatives, Kimberly will be a strong leader of CMC’s team in providing strategic privileged counsel on the responsibilities that corporations will be facing in the years to come.”
“I could not be more excited to welcome the legendary Kimberly Richardson to our OSHA and L&E teams at Conn Maciel Carey,” says Eric Conn, OSHA Practice Chair. “I have admired Kimberly for years, through her time leading the OSHA regulatory teams at Dupont, the US Postal Service, and Amazon Web Services. Her experience at these very sophisticated organizations and her superlative reputation with OSHA and in our industry will be invaluable to CMC’s clients around the country. I am especially excited that with Kimberly, we are adding another top-notch lawyer to help our clients in the process safety arena.”
Aaron Gelb, Co-Managing Partner, says, “Kimberly possesses a rare set of skills and experiences. Having worked in both private practice and in-house with a global chemical company, she has a deep knowledge of OSHA’s standards for Process Safety Management.”
“I pride myself on understanding the bigger picture for organizations and finding practical solutions to complex legal problems,” Ms. Richardson says. “I like thinking outside the box to help a variety of clients solve interesting problems. I love what I do, and that passion is reflected in my work and commitment to my clients,” Ms. Richardson adds.
She also applies that passion and commitment to teaching courses in employment, health, and safety law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
In 2008, The Network Journal honored Ms. Richardson as one of the nation’s top 40 Under Forty African American Achievers. In 2012, she received the United States Postmaster General’s D.R.I.V.E. Award.
Ms. Richardson is excited to join CMC. “I look forward to collaborating with this group of exceptional attorneys who are committed to providing extraordinary service for their clients,” she explains. “The attorneys at Conn Maciel Carey are great people, not just good attorneys, and I feel honored to be a part of this team.”
Here is a link to a press release issued by the Firm about this exciting development.