Beeta B. Lashkari is an Associate in the Washington, DC office of Conn Maciel Carey LLP working in the OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice group.
Ms. Lashkari advises and represents clients in a wide-range of inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions, including those from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), and state and local regulators. She handles all aspects of litigation, from citation con- test to hearings before administrative law judges. Ms. Lashkari works with clients to find creative solutions to resolving matters, particularly through settlement.
Additionally, Ms. Lashkari provides legal advice to clients regarding compliance with OSHA regulatory compliance issues, including hazard communication, process safety management, combustible dust, lock-out/tag-out, machine guarding, respiratory protection, chemical exposures, hearing conservation, infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, crane and rigging safety, OSHA reporting/recording, and others. Ms. Lashkari manages a variety of safety and health compliance audits, including audits that evaluate the overall safety and health of a facility, and audits that focus on a key area of safety or health. She also regularly reviews and revises workplace safety and health policies and procedures, and represents clients in all aspects of rulemaking, including proposed rules regarding infectious diseases , heat illness prevention, injury and illness recordkeeping, process safety management, and accidental release reporting, among others.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Lashkari was an Attorney-Investigator for the CSB, where she developed comprehensive written analyses of OSHA and EPA regulations for numerous investigation reports, provided legal advice regarding the agency’s statutory authority and jurisdiction, and negotiated safety recommendations with corporations, regulators, and trade associations. Through her tenure, Ms. Lashkari specialized in OSHA standards, and has written extensively and presented on them.
While at The George Washington University Law School, Ms. Lashkari served as a legal extern at the EPA’s Office of General Counsel, and as Student Advisory Committee Representative for The Jacob Burns Legal Clinics. In her work with the Vaccine Injury Clinic, Ms. Lashkari represented clients who suffered adverse reactions to government-mandated vaccinations in actions against the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Ms. Lashkari graduated magna cum laude and received the honor of Renaissance Scholar from the University of Southern California with a degree in mathematics and environmental science. She currently lives in Washington, DC.
The George Washington University, with honors, 2013
University of Southern California, magna cum laude, 2010
District of Columbia
American Bar Assocation, Section of Labor and Employment Law