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Avi Meyerstein

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

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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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February 4, 2016

Retail Employer Workplace News - Winter 2016

February 4, 2016

Top Five OSHA Changes to Watch for in 2016 Retailers should stay tuned in the year ahead to the busy agenda of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as it attempts to finalize significant rulemakings and guidance documents. OSHA initiatives on electronic injury and illness recordkeeping, employer safety incentive... Read More

January 7, 2016

Feds Launch Initiative to Toughen Penalties for Worker Safety Violations

January 7, 2016

In a new enforcement effort involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the federal government is launching an initiative aimed at putting more bite into penalties for alleged worker safety violations. In a December announcement, the U.S. Department of Justice said it had... Read More

December 11, 2015

OSHA Gets Authorization to Boost Penalty Amounts

December 11, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pleased that agency fines will be going up as much as 82 percent next year, even though the authorization from Congress in a budget bill was unexpected. Congressional approval for the increase was contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, a deal this fall that authorizes... Read More

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Sales May Sizzle, But Keep Employees Cool
September 18, 2015

When the outdoor temperature tops 80 degrees Fahrenheit, the cool, air-conditioned comfort of a retail store may be a refuge for salespeople, but it is easy to forget that many other retail employees (including truck drivers, loaders, mechanics, janitors, maintenance personnel, cart attendants, and warehouse crews) may be feeling the heat Read More

Retailer’s Guide to Defending Against Workplace Violence
September 18, 2015

Violence is a leading cause of workplace deaths in the last 15 years and causes 48 percent of worker deaths in the retail industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More