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Eric J. Conn, Esq.
Conn Maciel Carey
Eric J. Conn is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group. His practice focuses exclusively on issues involving occupational safety and health law.
Mr. Conn develops safety and health regulatory strategies for his clients across all industries with a particular emphasis in, advising and representing clients in relation to inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State OSH Programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the National Transporatation Safety Board (NTSB), the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and state and local regulators.
In addition to his vast experience with federal OSHA matters, Mr. Conn also regularly represents California companies in Cal/OSHA matters, such as incident and programmed inspections and enforcement actions involving lockout/tagout, machine guarding, heat illness, electrical and conveyor safety, as well as IIPP rules.
Mr. Conn counsels clients through catastrophic industrial, construction, and manufacturing workplace accidents, including explosions and chemical releases. He also helps clients develop auditing and safety programs while providing workplace safety training and compliance counseling for employers.
Prior to founding Conn Maciel Carey, Mr. Conn was Head of an OSHA practice group that was honored as the “Occupational Health & Safety Law Firm of the Year” by Corporate INTL Magazine in its 2014 Global Awards. In 2013 and 2014, he was named a “Rising Star” by Washington, DC SuperLawyers, and was selected as a SuperLawyer for inclusion in the Washington Post’s Top Rated Lawyers list in Washington, DC in 2015 – 2017.
Mr. Conn is a prolific writer on all topics OSHA related. He edits the award-winning OSHA Defense Report blog, and authored the chapter “OSHA Inspections” in the Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook, 2nd ed. (Government Institutes, 2008), and the chapter “Defending Clients Against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Increasingly Severe Enforcement Practices” in Complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Act: Leading Lawyers on Navigating OSHA Investigations and Developing Successful Compliance Strategies (Aspatore, Inside the Minds, 2012).
Mr. Conn is also a popular speaker on OSHA and related legal issues, and is often quoted as a leader in the field. He curates the OSHA Defense Report Group on LinkedIn and can be found on twitter as @OSHA_Guy.
Danielle Moore, Esq.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Danielle Moore, a partner with Fisher Phillips, represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including preparation of employment handbooks, personnel policies, and management training and lectures on employment issues. She has experience litigating matters in state and federal courts, state administrative tribunals, and in arbitration.
Ms. Moore is “AV” Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was named one of San Diego’s “Top Attorneys,” “Best of the Bar,” and one of the “Top 40 under 40 Best and Brightest Minds of San Diego.” She was also a 2016 finalist for San Diego Magazine’s “Woman of the Year.”
Eric Schillinger, Esq.
Eric Schillinger of Trucker Huss concentrates his practice in the areas of health and welfare plans, including major medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, employee assistance, fringe and other employer-provided benefits. He has extensive experience helping employers comply with the various federal and state laws applicable to health and welfare plans, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Public Health Service Act, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and Medicare. As part of his practice, he assists clients with drafting plan and trust documents, amendments, SPDs and other required disclosures for such plans; handling employer and plan audits by the IRS, DOL, EEOC and other governmental agencies; analyzing employee-benefit issues relating to all aspects of plan design and funding, such as the use of Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Associations (VEBAs) and plan restructuring that results from mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions; preparing government agency filings, such as private letter ruling requests, ACA reporting, and state disability benefit plan applications; analyzing plan administrative, fiduciary and tax issues, including benefit claims and appeals, coverage mandates, nondiscrimination requirements, and income and payroll tax reporting; and reviewing and negotiating service provider agreements.
Mr. Schillinger has been at the forefront of the ongoing efforts by the new administration and Congress to repeal and replace the ACA and the potential impact on employers. He has given presentations on numerous aspects of ACA compliance and has written articles on the ACA repeal and replacement process for legal publications including the “expert analysis” section of Law360.com, health care section of Federal Employment Law Insider and the Daily Journal. He has been quoted in articles covering ACA repeal legislation for Business and Legal Resources (BLR®), Law360.com and HRDive.com. He also participates in a law commentary podcast as a guest to discuss the legal, economic and political implications of various ACA repeal and replacement proposals.