R. Brian Hendrix is a Shareholder in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Hendrix advises clients on matters involving environmental, health, and safety law, focusing on litigation, incident investigations, enforcement defense and regulatory compliance counseling. He has extensive experience with federal and state agencies and has represented a host of clients engaged in a wide variety of manufacturing, production, extraction and service-related industries.
Mr. Hendrix’s practice often requires his immediate response to catastrophic events, accidents, complaints, and “whistleblower” claims in order to provide his clients with real-time advice for managing and minimizing their civil and criminal liability. Mr. Hendrix has substantial experience in construction, cement pipe and products, alumina refining, oil and gas, pipelines and building products. He also has a special interest in surface and underground metal/non-metal mining, aggregates and coal mining as a result of his and his family’s strong background in the mining industry.
Mr. Hendrix has practiced before OSHA, MSHA, BATFE, DOT and the EPA, as well as state and federal trial and appellate courts around the country. In addition to litigation and enforcement matters, Mr. Hendrix spends considerable time counseling clients on regulatory compliance, products liability and federal permitting/licensing, particularly explosives permitting/licensing. He also has extensive experience with administrative rulemaking and legislative strategies.
Mr. Hendrix regularly conducts training, seminars, and preventive law audits aimed at minimizing civil and criminal liability. He publishes frequently on these and related topics.
Mr. Hendrix received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Tennessee in 1996 and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1999.
Mr. Hendrix is a member of the District of Columbia and Tennessee bars, and the Federal District and Circuit Courts for the District of Columbia. He has been admitted to practice before Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuits.
“MSHA Rebuked, Not Deterred,” Rock Products (February 2015) [Author]
“The Iron Law & MSHA,” Coal Age, (December 2014) [Author]