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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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May 18, 2016

Mine Accident Investigation Facts Not Subject to Attorney Privileges, ALJ Rules

May 18, 2016

According to at least one administrative law judge, neither the work product privilege nor the attorney-client privilege allows an Arizona metal producer and its contractor to withhold factual information gathered during the companies’ investigation of a fatal mine accident from their regulatory authority. The April 25 ruling in... Read More

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

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New rules on silica, workplace exams, and eventually diesel particulate matter top MSHA’s new agenda
May 26, 2016

With just seven months left in the Obama administration, MSHA published this week its Spring 2016 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The Agenda, pasted below, lists rulemaking efforts which MSHA plans to undertake in the near future. MSHA’s rulemaking to-do list is substantial. Read More

Is your “privileged” incident investigation file safe from disclosure?
May 19, 2016

Do you consider some or all of your accident investigation files to be privileged? Perhaps, your attorney reasonably explained that your files are protected from disclosure because you are performing the investigation under direction of counsel and in anticipation of the litigation that is sure to follow. Read More

OSHA issues new electronic record-keeping rule
May 11, 2016

There is big news today in occupational safety and health: OSHA released its long-awaited electronic record-keeping rule (called “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”). The official publication date of the final rule in the Federal Register will be tomorrow, May 12, 2016. Read More