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Courtney M. Malveaux


P 804-212-2862 F 804-649-0403


Courtney M. Malveaux


Courtney Malveaux is a Principal in the Richmond, Virginia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Malveaux represents employers cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other regulatory agencies. He also advises and represents employers in employment law matters, including retaliation claims, employment discrimination, unemployment benefits and wage claims. Mr. Malveaux also represents business associations in state and federal legislative and regulatory matters.

Mr. Malveaux represents industry on the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board, and pulled together a broad coalition of business and safety associations to pass a first-in-the-nation law to make voluntary compliance a permanent part of a state Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Malveaux enforced occupational safety and health law and other state and federal labor laws as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner and as President of the National Association of Government Labor Officials.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Style Weekly, “Top 40 Under 40” (2006)
  • Virginia Business Magazine, “Legal Elite” (2014, 2015, 2018)
  • Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, Future Leaders of Virginia (1999)
  • Virginia Leadership Institute, Political Inspiration Award (2008)
  • William and Mary School of Law, George Wythe Award (2002)
  • William and Mary School of Law, Marshall-Wythe Gambrell Professionalism Award (2001)
  • William and Mary School of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award (2012)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • National Association of Government Labor Officials, Associate Member
  • Richmond Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee
  • Virginia Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • American Council of Young Political Leaders
  • Governor’s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State Government
  • William and Mary Law School Alumni Association, President
  • YMCA, Volunteer Assistant Coach

Published Works

  • "Build Certainty in Business by Changing the Law," Thompson McMullan (2016)
  • "VPP Act Is On the Move in Congress," EHS Today (2016)
  • Federal Law Employment Issues (Handbook of Virginia Local Government Law, 2015, 2016)
  • "Bad Law? Change It," Thompson McMullan, P.C. (2015)
  • "The Safety Scorecard: The Dos and Don’ts of an OSHA Inspection," Scaffold & Access Magazine (2015)
  • “OSHA Targets Misclassification in Virginia,” Virginia Chamber of Commerce (2015)
  • “Can You Claim Employee Misconduct? Take the Legal Test,” EHS Today (2014)
  • “Untying the Gordian Knot of Misclassification,” The Virginia Manufacturer (2014)
  • "From ‘Blackfish’ to Blacklist: Show Biz Gets No Break from OSHA," Thompson McMullan, P.C., (2014)
  • "From “Blackfish” to Blacklist: Show Biz Gets No Break from OSHA," The Virginia Manufacturer (2014)
  • “HazCom Training: Don’t Panic,” EHS Today (2014)
  • "Independent Contractor Liability: Your Risks and Obligations," Business Legal Resources (2014)
  • "OSHA Enforcement of the “As Effective As” Standard for State Plans: Serving Process or People?," 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 323, 345 (2011)


  • “OSHA Update,” American Society of Safety Engineers (Roanoke, Virginia, October 2016)
  • “How to Get Your Safety Message Across to Today’s Temporary Workforce,” Business and Legal Resources (Austin, Texas, October 2016) (panelist)
  • “The Dos and Don’ts of an OSHA Inspection,” Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2016)
  • "We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help, We Mean, Investigate You," Virginia Bar Association, Administrative Law Section (2016)
  • "Recent Developments in OSHA," Virginia Manufacturers Association (2015)
  • "The Benefit of Becoming an OSHA Whisperer: Speaking the Language of Regulators," Cintas Corporation Annual Meeting (2015)
  • "OSHA Citations: When and How to Contest Them to Maximize the Benefit to Your Company," Business Legal Resources (2015) (webinar)
  • "VPP Legislation and Funding," Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (2015)
  • "Ethics in the Public Sector: No Easy Answers," Virginia Association of Government Accountants (2014)
  • "Workplace Violence in Assisted Living – Your Rights and Responsibilities," Virginia Assisted Living Fall Conference (2014)
  • "Reducing OSHA Exposure in Nursing and Health Care," Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Conference (2014)
  • "Have the FLSA Auditors or OSHA Inspectors Knocked on Your Client’s Door Lately? Be Sure You Know What to Do When They Do," Richmond Bar Association (2014) (co-presenter)
  • "What to Do (and Not Do) When OSHA Comes Knocking," Virginia Business Consortium (2014)
  • "Temporary Workers, Right to Work, Collective Bargaining, and the U.N. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals," Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Legislation (2013)