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Brian Hendrix

Principal
Washington, D.C. Region

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F   703-483-8301
Brian.Hendrix@jacksonlewis.com

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R. Brian Hendrix is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He advises clients on matters involving environmental, health, and safety law, focusing on litigation, incident investigations, enforcement defense and regulatory compliance counseling.

Mr. Hendrix 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.

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December 23, 2015
Coal Age

Brian Hendrix Authors "Image Matters"

December 23, 2015

Brian Hendrix authored "Image Matters," published by Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

October 22, 2015
Coal Age

Brian Hendrix Authors "MSHA Takes Round Three in POV Fight"

October 22, 2015

Brian Hendrix authored "MSHA Takes Round Three in POV Fight," published in Coal Age. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

August 12, 2015
Fox News

Brian Hendrix discusses the Colorado mining spill

August 12, 2015

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December 8, 2015

Mine Case Highlights Shortcomings in Part 50 Audits of Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting

December 8, 2015

Issues with the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s auditing of agency occupational injury and illness reporting mandates were exposed in a case in which an Administrative Law Judge threw out six citations because he said they failed to satisfy requirements of the regulation. Under 30 CFR Part 50, mine operators must... Read More

November 20, 2015

MSHA Directs Enforcement Attention to Hazards of Confined Spaces

November 20, 2015

Citing a recent occupational death and serious accident, the Mine Safety and Health Administration said it will be enforcing safety standards over the next several months in the Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) sector of mining to try to prevent accidents associated with confined spaces. “MSHA will be placing special emphasis on enforcing... Read More

November 11, 2015

Commission to Test OSHA’s Use of Its General Duty Clause for Enforcement

November 11, 2015

The quasi-judicial body overseeing enforcement actions by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has handed OSHA another challenge to the agency’s nascent use of guidance documents as the basis for issuing citations, rather than relying on legally promulgated standards. In a rare move, the Occupational Safety and... Read More

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