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Seasoned Veterans Form Conn Maciel Carey PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-Based Boutique Law Firm Focused on Labor & Employment, OSHA, and Litigation


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 8, 2014) – Three prominent D.C. attorneys – Eric J. Conn, Kara M. Maciel, and Bryan A. Carey – have founded Conn Maciel Carey PLLC, a new Washington, D.C.-based boutique law firm with a national scope and focus on Labor & Employment, OSHA, and Litigation. The new office is located at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 660.


“We came together to create a law firm with a new approach to serving our clients’ best interests. We want our client relationships to be more collaborative, driven by the specific needs of the companies and individuals we represent and the unique challenges that they face,” said Mr. Conn. “As such, our client service model will be grounded on providing customized solutions and crafting positive outcomes.”


The three main areas of focus for the firm will include its:


Labor • Employment Group, which Ms. Maciel will chair, will represent employers in all aspects of the employment relationship.  The firm will work to create dynamic solutions for difficult workplace challenges facing employers.  Its employment litigators will defend employers in lawsuits filed in both federal and state courts.  In addition, the Group will advise unionized and non-unionized workplaces regarding management’s rights under federal labor law.


OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group, which Mr. Conn will chair, will focus exclusively on workplace safety and health legal issues with attorneys who have extensive, hands-on experience in all aspects of OSHA law, at both the federal and state levels, and who can provide the full scope of occupational safety and health law services to a diverse range of clients.


Litigation Group, which Mr. Carey will chair, has experienced litigation counsel ready to step in when formal judicial proceedings, mediation, or arbitration become necessary to resolve a claim or dispute. With many decades of experience among its lawyers, the firm stands ready to assist its clients in nearly any kind of workplace case, whether an employment matter, OSHA proceeding, or commercial dispute.


“We are excited about this new business venture that we embarking on. Eric, Bryan, and I share the same vision on how we want to practice law and do business, thus combining our expertise, talent, and resources together made so much sense,” said Ms. Maciel. “We look forward to building a solid brand name for our firm among our client base and doing what we know best, providing top-notch service and excellent value to clients.”


“We look forward to growing our firm at a smart and steady pace and will add additional attorneys that fit our scope of service in the near term,” said Mr. Carey. “I look forward to collaborating with Kara and Eric and making our first year as a business successful.”


Mr. Conn, formerly Head of Epstein Becker & Green, PC’s national OSHA Practice Group, in its Washington, D.C., office, focuses his practice exclusively on issues involving occupational safety and health law for clients across all industries. He has a particular emphasis on advising and representing clients in relation to inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving federal OSHA, state OSHA programs, and various other regulatory agencies; managing the full range of litigation against OSHA; advising employers’ other attorneys in civil cases stemming from workplace accidents about the overlapping OSHA regulatory issues; counseling clients through catastrophic industrial, construction, and manufacturing workplace accidents; and providing workplace safety training and compliance counseling for employers.


Ms. Maciel, formerly a Member of Epstein Becker & Green, PC’s Labor and Employment practice, in its Washington, D.C., office, defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. She advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. When relevant, Ms. Maciel provides advice and counsel to unionized and non-unionized workplaces regarding the employer’s rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Ms. Maciel also counsels employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She pays special attention to the issues facing companies in the hospitality (including hotel owners and managers, resorts, restaurants, spas, country clubs, golf clubs, and fitness clubs); retail; grocery; food and dairy distribution; healthcare; trade association; and non-profit sectors.


Mr. Carey, formerly an attorney with Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel P.L.L.C., in Washington, D.C., focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation. He is an experienced litigator who has worked on cases large and small on behalf of major corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, and individuals. He has represented clients in state and federal courts as well as in mediation and private arbitration proceedings. Mr. Carey has experience representing pharmaceutical companies, small business investment companies, private equity firms, and major Wall Street financial institutions in matters ranging from insurance coverage litigation to false claims actions.


About Conn Maciel Carey PLLC


Conn Maciel Carey PLLC is a boutique law firm focused on Labor & Employment, OSHA, and Litigation. The clients we serve — from multi-national organizations to start-ups to individuals — seek us out for strategic guidance ranging from day-to-day employment counseling to managing government regulatory investigations to leading complex litigation. What sets us apart is our special emphasis on workplace challenges, our creativity in crafting positive solutions, and our passion for serving our clients' interests. With a lean approach to staffing and use of cloud-based technology, we are able to leverage efficiencies and deliver cost-savings. Based in Washington, DC, we partner with clients nationwide and across a broad spectrum of industries. For more information, please visit




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