Fisher Phillips announced it has opened an office in Pittsburgh and expanded its capabilities in Denver with the addition of six attorneys who focus their practices on workplace and mine safety. The attorneys join the national labor and employment firm from the law firm Jackson Kelly and include partners R. Henry “Hank” Moore, Arthur M. Wolfson, and Patrick W. Dennison who open the Fisher Phillips office in Pittsburgh, and partners Kristin R.B. White and Christopher G. Peterson, and associate Benjamin J. Ross in the firm’s Denver office.
Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen said: “Our clients increasingly require a national platform to support their business objectives. By expanding our reach in key markets such as Pittsburgh and Denver, we are strategically situated to provide the crucial labor and employment legal services our clients need. The experience these attorneys bring in advising and defending clients in mine safety matters, coupled with the outstanding group of attorneys in our Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management practice, gives Fisher Phillips the preeminent workplace safety team in the country. Our clients will benefit immediately from their arrival and our expanded presence in the Northeast.”
The new Pittsburgh office is the firm’s second Pennsylvania location. The firm’s Philadelphia office opened in 2007 and is home to more than 20 professionals serving clients throughout Pennsylvania and across the country. Fisher Phillips will continue to grow its Pittsburgh presence.
“Joining Fisher Phillips provides our clients with access to a national platform that greatly expands the resources available to them. The firm’s deep experience and knowledge in navigating the intersection of business and workplace law greatly enhances our ability to efficiently serve our clients across the country,” said Kristin White. “The firm’s highly-respected national Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management team provides us with a powerhouse platform where we can expand our capabilities in counseling clients on managing their workplace safety programs and mitigating litigation, while complementing these services with the full suite of labor and employment offerings,” she added.
Hank Moore brings more than 40 years of experience counseling employers on workplace safety and health issues in the coal, metal and nonmetal mining, stone, sand and gravel industries. He has extensive experience advising clients in litigation of civil enforcement matters, accident investigations, criminal liability under various mining statues, and discrimination and retaliation claims under federal statutory provisions related to mining and occupational safety and health. Hank has represented clients before federal courts of appeal and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), and in some cases, his work has resulted in setting precedent or law that impact the industries in which he works.
Arthur Wolfson counsels clients in the mining and energy industries to ensure they are in compliance with federal and state safety and health regulatory requirements. He has experience guiding employers through each step of an accident investigation, including on-site counseling to litigation. Wolfson frequently defends clients before the FMSHRC and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC).
Patrick Dennison defends clients in various industries including mining, construction, oil and gas, and solar energy against state and federal civil and criminal enforcement actions in the areas of occupational and mine safety and health. He also provides strategic counsel on labor and employment issues, including representing employers in discrimination cases and wrongful discipline or discharge cases, and he provides companies with training in safety, health and employment-related matters.
Kristin White focuses her practice on counseling and defending clients on workplace safety matters in the construction, energy and mining industries. She has extensive experience advocating for her clients before government agencies and administrative boards, such as the OSHRC, the FMSHRC, and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agencies. White also defends employers in state and federal court against civil actions, discrimination claims, and other employment law matters.
Christopher Peterson represents clients in the mining, energy and construction industries in a variety of matters arising under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (Mine Act) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). He advises clients in whistleblower claims under both the Mine Act and the OSH Act, assists in accident investigations, and conducts internal investigations regarding safety compliance issues.
The opening of the Pittsburgh office follows the expansion of the firm’s Washington, D.C. metro presence, with the addition of six attorneys in January.
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Fisher Phillips is a national labor and employment law firm serving employers. The firm is committed to providing the highest level of client service for every matter it handles. Fisher Phillips has more than 400 attorneys in over 30 offices including one in Columbia, South Carolina.