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Greenberg Traurig Expands Labor & Employment Practice, Adds Michael Taylor to OSHA Team

MCLEAN, VA – July 18, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further grows its Labor & Employment Practice with the strategic addition of Michael Taylor as shareholder in its Northern Virginia office. Taylor adds additional significant experience to the firm’s capabilities in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) legal services and will serve as chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s OSHA Group. He has wide-ranging experience with OSHA matters across the country and has served as general counsel to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the federal agency that handles trials and appeals of workplace safety and health disputes between OSHA and private industry.

“Given his very targeted and unique experience, Mike is an excellent addition to our Northern Virginia and Labor & Employment teams,” said James N. Boudreau, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice. “His background and experience advising on OSHA, workplace safety, and health issues are going to be invaluable assets to serving our clients across the U.S. We are excited to welcome Mike to the Greenberg Traurig family and we look forward to working with him.”

Taylor concentrates his practice on advising employers nationwide in a wide range of industries on matters related to OSHA. He has defended dozens of employers in enforcement litigation arising from significant injuries, fatalities, and other catastrophic workplace events. He also provides OSHA compliance counseling, OSHA inspection counseling, OSHA whistleblower representation, OSHA compliance audits, and OSHA due diligence reviews for clients.

“I am proud to join Greenberg Traurig’s well known and respected team and provide my clients with an additional range of capabilities while being able to offer my niche experience to the firm’s impressive client roster,” Taylor said. He joined the firm from BakerHostetler where he was a partner.

Taylor received his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, and his B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Georgia. He is not admitted in Virginia. His practice in Virginia is limited to federal OSHA and proceedings before federal agencies.

Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. The practice has been recognized by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year” for Labor & Employment (2011 and 2013), and has received a regional award from American Lawyer affiliate, Daily Report, for “Litigation Department of the Year” in Georgia (Labor & Employment 2015-2017). In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia Office
Greenberg Traurig’s clients rely on the more than 40 attorneys in the firm’s Northern Virginia office for multifaceted, broad-based legal services. Team members’ primary goal is to assist clients in addressing their legal needs, locally, regionally, or on a global scale. They work collaboratively with colleagues around the region, or across to Europe, the UK, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. And when a matter requires it, they do not hesitate to utilize the firm’s full slate of cross border resources. Clients come to the Northern Virginia office for their corporate and securities matters, real estate transactions, wealth management and tax planning, business immigration compliance, labor and employment issues, litigation cases, and government contract needs, among others. These include the top decision makers at tech companies headquartered in the region, as well as government contractors, health care organizations, high net worth individuals, and developers. Most of the firm’s Northern Virginia attorneys are admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.