Crisis Management: Navigating the Pitfalls of a Serious Incident

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October 23rd, 2018

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

 

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Company: Ogletree Deakins 

Title: Attorney 

 

Margo Lopez is the Managing Shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins and the co-leader of the mine safety and health practice. She represents companies nationwide in all segments of the mining industry in cases contesting enforcement actions under the Mine Act and has argued precedential mine safety cases before U.S. Courts of Appeals. She also advises companies concerning regulatory compliance and provides training on safety and health law. She handles legal representation in complex accident investigations, special investigations and safety discrimination cases. Margo Lopez is a frequent speaker and author on mine safety topics and is a co-author of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook published by Bernan Press.

Company: Ogletree Deakins 

Title: Attorney 

 

Gwen Nightengale is an Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree, Deakins where she specializes in mine safety and health law. She represents companies nationwide in all segments of the mining industry in cases contesting enforcement actions under the Mine Act before Administrative Law Judges of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Gwen also advises companies on regulatory compliance, assists mine operators with government accident investigations, special investigations, discrimination investigations, and inspections. She also represents mine operators in conferences with regulatory officials. Gwen speaks and writes regularly on a variety of occupational safety topics and recently co-authored the “Voluntary Safety and Health Self-Audits” chapter of the third edition of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook published by Bernan Press.

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Overview

Accidents and other crises that occur on mine property present unique challenges for mine operators. This presentation provides practical advice from a legal perspective on managing the multitude of demands following a serious incident on mine property, including communicating with the workforce, customers and the community, handling media inquiries, conducting an internal investigation, preserving evidence, and dealing with MSHA.