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Daniel C. Deacon

5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW • Suite 660
Washington DC 20015
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Daniel C. Deacon is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP working in both the Labor and Employment and OSHA practice groups.

Mr. Deacon advises and represents employers on a wide range of employment-related issues, including wage and hour disputes, claims of discrimination and harassment, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Mr. Deacon also helps employers develop and implement effective workplace policies and safety and health programs.  


Additionally, Mr. Deacon represents and advises employers during inspections and investigations conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state OSHA programs, responds to notices from OSHA about employee complaints of safety hazards, and represents employers in OSHA litigation, including citation contests and administrative hearings.  Mr. Deacon also helps employers develop safety and health programs and policies, and conducts presentations on a variety of workplace safety topics.


Prior to joining Conn Maciel Carey, Mr. Deacon was a judicial law clerk for the 18th Judicial Circuit of Virginia in the City of Alexandria.  Mr. Deacon assisted the judges in resolving complex civil and criminal cases during his one-year clerkship.          

While in law school at American University, Washington College of Law, Mr. Deacon practiced as a student attorney with the Disability Rights Law Clinic where he advocated for students’ rights to ensure that students with learning disabilities received an appropriate public education.  He worked throughout law school at a major U.S. corporation and a national law firm.  In those positions, Mr. Deacon helped resolve interesting and novel employment law issues.  Mr. Deacon also served as a Deans Fellow for two years in Washington College of Law’s Legal Rhetoric Program where he helped teach first-year students legal writing and oral advocacy.


Mr. Deacon currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area.  During his free time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time at the beach.  Mr. Deacon also plays ice hockey in a local recreation league twice a week.

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In the News

Why Workers Fail to Wear Safety Gear - And How HR Can Fix That, HR Dive (December 12, 2022)

Quoted in Inside OSHA Article – Industry Expects Trump to Launch Broad Deregulatory Attack on OSHA (March 29, 2017)

Quoted in Inside OSHA Article - Industry Expects Trump To Target Injury Reporting, Inspection Policies (January 27, 2017)

OSHA Civil and Criminal Penalties on the Rise, Feed & Grain Magazine (July 13, 2016)

Prime Events

American Trucking Association's 2023 National Conference and Exhibition​

Associate General Contractor's 30th Annual Michigan Construction Safety Training Day


J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, magna cum laude, 2014

  • Staff, American University Law Review, 2012-2014

B.A. in Political Science, Le Moyne College, magna cum laude, 2011

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York


Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

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