Conn Maciel Carey LLP (CMC) is honored to announce that the firm has been recognized as one of only three national law firms ranked in Band 1 Nationwide for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Law for the 2nd year in a row. CMC remains the only “boutique” firm among the law firms recognized.
The recognition comes from Chambers and Partners, an independent research company that delivers detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. This is only the second year that Chambers has ranked the OSHA Law field, and CMC has been ranked Band 1 both years.
Chambers’ researchers identified CMC as “perhaps the foremost experts in workplace health and safety law.… CMC is made up of some of the best legal expertise that is available when it comes to safety and health matters…. They are keen to build a good relationship with their clients so that they can anticipate needs and exceed expectations.”
Among the client comments collected by Chambers about the firm, one stated that CMC’s OSHA Team “make(s) every effort to understand clients’ needs and pressures when providing useful and practical advice…. The firm provides excellent legal service.”
Additionally, three of CMC’s individual OSHA attorneys—Eric J. Conn, Chair of the firm’s national OSHA Practice, Kate McMahon, an OSHA Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, and Aaron R. Gelb, Head of the firm’s Midwest OSHA Practice—were named among a short list of leading OSHA lawyers in the Nationwide OSHA Law Rankings. Clients who were interviewed by Chambers’ researchers about these attorneys reported that Eric “is a key OSHA attorney…. He is savvy and has great relationships with the agency,” and Kate “is a real teammate. She is well versed in OSHA litigation and a great communicator.”
Eric added, “It was such a thrill last year for our OSHA Team has been ranked Band 1 in the inaugural year that Chambers ranked the OSHA Law category. To now hold on to the top spot for the 2nd year is very gratifying. It is especially sweet that we continue to be the only boutique OSHA-specialty firm to receive the Band 1 designation.”
Kate commented, “Once you find a path that allows you to simultaneously protect your clients’ interests and their workers’ safety, doing the job exceptionally well becomes easy and fun. Our clients genuinely value the refreshing approach we take. Rather than setting employers versus employees or management versus labor, our framework assumes an alignment of interests around worker safety. We are grateful and humbled by Chambers’ recognition of this approach to legal practice in the OSHA Law space.”
“While I am, of course, incredibly honored to be recognized in the individual attorney rankings, Conn Maciel’s repeat ranking in the top tier (Band 1) is what matters most to me because it reflects the depth and breadth of our incredible team,” says Aaron. “We are, first and foremost, a team of OSHA-focused lawyers dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, guided by the knowledge that advancing safety and health outcomes for our clients is a shared goal that benefits our clients, their employees, as well as federal OSHA and state OSH agencies.”
Here is a link to a press release about this exciting development.