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Courtney M. Malveaux and Melanie L. Paul Named Leaders of Jackson Lewis' Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group

New York, NY (July 13, 2020) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that Courtney M. Malveaux and Melanie L. Paul have been named leaders of the firm’s national Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group. Between them, Mr. Malveaux and Ms. Paul have extensive experience helping employers navigate compliance regulations, policies and interpretations under OSHA, MSHA, and state and local agencies.

“Courtney and Melanie are highly regarded among their clients and colleagues, which made them a natural fit as the next generation of leaders for the practice,” said Firm Co-Chair Kevin G. Lauri. “Their depth of knowledge and experience in workplace safety matters has been invaluable to our clients and I have complete confidence that their leadership will further solidify the foundation of the practice.” 

Mr. Malveaux is a Principal in the firm’s Richmond, VA office and serves as Co-Leader of the firm’s Construction Industry Group. He represents employers cited by OSHA and other regulatory agencies, oftentimes following catastrophic incidents. He also advises and represents employers in employment law matters, including retaliation claims, employment discrimination, unemployment benefits and wage claims. Mr. Malveaux represents business associations in state and federal legislative and regulatory matters, and he has testified before Congressional and state legislative committees on workplace safety and health matters. 

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Malveaux enforced occupational safety and health law as well as other state and federal labor laws as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner, while also serving as President of the National Association of Government Labor Officials. He earned his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, his M.A. from George Washington University and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University. 

Ms. Paul is Of Counsel in the firm’s Atlanta office where her practice focuses on occupational safety and health and wage and hour issues. She has unique inside experience as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for more than a decade. During Ms. Paul’s time with the DOL, she regularly appeared at hearings and trials before federal administrative tribunals and federal district courts throughout the southeastern U.S. in matters of OSHA law, Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law, whistleblower and federal wage and hour matters. She has also defended agency management against allegations of employment discrimination and prohibited personnel practices before the EEOC and the MSPB.  While at the DOL, Ms. Paul was the Criminal OSHA Coordinator for the southeastern region and worked with U.S. Department of Justice to have Occupational Safety and Health cases criminally prosecuted. 

Prior to working at the DOL, Ms. Paul gained invaluable trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia where she tried felony criminal jury cases. Ms. Paul earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin College of Letters & Science. 

About Jackson Lewis 
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee. 
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Kevin G. Lauri

Kevin G. Lauri

Courtney M. Malveaux

Courtney M. Malveaux

Melanie L. Paul

Melanie L. Paul