Conn Maciel Carey LLP, a boutique law firm with practices in OSHA • Workplace Safety, Labor & Employment, and Litigation, is pleased to announce that Ashley Mitchell has joined the firm as an attorney in its Chicago office.
Ms. Mitchell, an employment litigator, will represent clients in a wide range of employment litigation and counsel clients on the myriad legal issues employers face in the workplace. She also will defend employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving federal OSHA and neighboring state plan agencies.
“Ashley brings a unique perspective to our employment litigation, counseling and training practice having started her career working with prominent plaintiff-side employment law firms here in Chicago, where she also developed experience dealing with policies, procedures and practices that directly impact workplace safety and health,” said Aaron Gelb, co-head of the firm’s Chicago office. “Ashley is ideally suited to pivot from working on pension withdrawal matters one day to preparing for a labor arbitration the next,” said Mark Trapp, co-head of the Chicago office.
“We are committed to strategically growing our practices and geographic locations, and adding Ashley to our seasoned team in the Midwest will allow Conn Maciel Carey to continue to provide the excellent client service with a focus on practical and creative advice that our national and regional clients are looking for,” said Kara Maciel, Chair of the firm’s Labor • Employment Practice. Eric Conn, Chair of the firm’s OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice added, “Our Chicago office has grown strategically since opening in January 2018, particularly on the OSHA front during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ashley will play an integral role as we further expand our workplace safety services throughout the Midwest.”
Ms. Mitchell said, “I was drawn to Conn Maciel Carey by its collegial environment and nationally recognized Labor & Employment and OSHA practices. Leveraging my labor and employment experience, I am looking forward to working with the CMC Team to enhance my knowledge of workplace safety law so that I may be the best advocate for our clients. I am excited to join such a distinguished and dynamic group of attorneys.”
Here is a link to a press release issued by the Firm about this exciting development.