Melanie L. Paul is a principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is co-leader of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Health practice group. Her nationwide practice focuses on occupational safety and health compliance, advice and litigation across all industry sectors, including restaurants and hospitality, manufacturing, construction, healthcare and everything in between. Melanie’s clients benefit from her unique inside experience as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for more than a decade.
During Melanie’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 Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) law, Mine Safety and Health (MSHA) law, whistleblower and federal wage and hour matters. She also defended agency management against allegations of employment discrimination and prohibited personnel practices before the EEOC and the MSPB. While at the DOL, Melanie 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, Melanie gained invaluable trial experience prosecuting felonies in Fulton County, Georgia as an Assistant District Attorney
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