If you do receive OSHA citations, we help you evaluate whether it’s better to settle or litigate. For those cases where litigation is the best option, Arent Fox has the experience and skills you need to put up your best defense. Our attorneys have extensive experience before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, comparable state agencies, and federal courts, and we have handled numerous cases involving allegations of willful or repeated violations with proposed penalties exceeding $1 million. For cases involving the death of an employee, we work with criminal defense counsel to represent clients in OSHA and US Department of Justice investigations and indictments. We also focus our practice on those industries where OSHA focuses. Arent Fox attorneys represented a petroleum refinery in the first trial ever of citations issued under OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Petroleum Refineries, in addition to representing numerous other petroleum refineries and chemical manufacturers in their litigation over NEP citations.