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Avi Meyerstein

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8384
F 703-483-8301
Avi.Meyerstein@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Avi Meyerstein is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice is focused on workplace safety and health matters.

Mr. Meyerstein counsels and represents clients on MSHA, OSHA, CSB and other safety agency compliance, investigations, and enforcement actions. He has participated in the successful defense and settlement of dozens of penalty cases and assisted clients in maintaining cooperative relationships with the agencies even while presenting a vigorous defense. He also represents national trade associations in rulemakings. When workplace accidents or injuries occur, he and his colleagues provide rapid response legal counsel, coordinating client investigations, interacting with government agencies, and preparing for potential litigation.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Meyerstein has also represented companies in major antitrust actions in federal district and appellate courts, helping his industrial clients recover overpayments caused by monopolies or price-fixing conspiracies.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), coalition of over 85 non-governmental organizations that build people-to-people cooperation and coexistence in the Middle East, Founder

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September 18, 2015
Coal Age

Avi Meyerstein Authors "Is Handling Paperwork the Weakest Link in a MSHA Defense Strategy?”

September 18, 2015

Avi Meyerstein wrote "Is Handling Paperwork the Weakest Link in a MSHA Defense Strategy?", published in Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 4, 2015
Coal Age

Henry Chajet, Brian Hendrix, Avi Meyerstein and Ross Watzman Author "Invalid Dust Citations?"

March 4, 2015

Henry Chajet, Brian Hendrix, Avi Meyerstein and Ross Watzman author "Invalid Dust Citations?", published in Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 12, 2013
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Hires Seven High-Profile Attorneys to Workplace Safety and Health Group

July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of seven prominent workplace safety and health attorneys to the firm’s Washington, D.C. Region and Denver offices. Partners Henry Chajet, R. Brian Hendrix, Robert Horn... Read More

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April 21, 2016

Opposition to OSHA’s Silica Rule Spurs Rush of Lawsuits

April 21, 2016

Labor and business interests have dashed to the courthouse to launch lawsuits against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard, underscoring the controversy over the comprehensive health rule. The rule, released March 25, targets general industry, construction, and maritime. A hotly contested... Read More

April 5, 2016

‘Attended’ Does Not Require Being Inside Drill Cab, Mining Commission Affirms

April 5, 2016

A drill operator need not to be inside the cab of his drill at all times to comply with a mine safety standard stating that drills in operation “shall be attended at all times,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled, upholding a judge’s ruling vacating citations against contractor Drilling and... Read More

March 29, 2016

Retail Employer Workplace News – Spring 2016

March 29, 2016

OSHA’s Relaxed Whistleblower Pleading Standards May Bring More Complaints Retailers face a possible increase in whistleblower complaints under new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that relaxes the standard for investigators tasked with determining whether a whistleblower statute has been violated.... Read More

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Mine operator wins: Drill was “attended” even while drill operator was 20 feet away
April 28, 2016

If 30 CFR §56.7012 requires that “drills shall be attended at all times” while the drill is in operation, can the drill operator leave the inside of his cab? Read More

February MSHA impact inspections yield mixed results
April 25, 2016

Last week, Donna Pryor summarized MSHA’s latest report on its impact inspections. In February, MSHA launched impact inspections at 15 mines, ten of which were coal mines. Nine mines walked away with fewer than 10 citations while the remainder received citations and orders in the double digits – as many as 32 in one location. Read More

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week. Celebrate with safety!
April 11, 2016

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, an annual commemoration held each year at the start of the major road construction season. Whether you’re setting new land speed records in the left lane or holding up traffic in the far right one, the road you’re coasting on was built and maintained by someone. Read More