Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce that Valerie Butera, an accomplished Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) lawyer, has joined as a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

Ms. Butera joins Epstein Becker Green from Arent Fox LLP. She is OSHA 30 certified and has substantial training and experience in process safety management (PSM). Her practice focuses on areas within OSHA such as catastrophe management, compliance counseling, rulemaking, inspections, as well as complex litigation.

“All employers face challenges protecting the safety and health of their workforce,” said David W. Garland, Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Steering Committee. “These issues combined with increased regulatory and enforcement pressures from the Occupational Health & Safety Administration mean employers may find themselves in need of top-notch OSHA representation now more than ever. Valerie is a great addition to our team and we look forward to continuing to build upon our OSHA capabilities and grow in this vital area.”

“Valerie brings to the firm not only strong subject matter knowledge but also a record of extraordinary success for her clients,” said David E. Matyas, Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “As our OSHA practice continues to represent employers and associations in complex OSHA matters, our clients will no doubt benefit from her abilities and experience.”

Ms. Butera said, “I am thrilled to join Epstein Becker Green given its focus on a core set of practices and industries. The firm’s national platform provides me with a wealth of resources to expand my practice and better serve my clients.”