Matthew Deffebach
JD

Partner at Haynes and Boone

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Matthew Deffebach, JD is a partner at Haynes and Boone and is the chair of the firm’s OSHA and Workplace Disasters Practice Group. He assists healthcare clients to implement preventative measures to minimize OSHA claims and reduce their exposure to litigation. Matt is board certified in labor and employment law.

As an OSHA litigator, Matt has appeared in more than 30 states handling OSHA matters. He is familiar with both state and Federal OSHA program requirements. He has also successfully defended clients in OSHA administrative trials, including recent trials on PPE, Recordkeeping, and other regulatory matters.

In 2010, Law360 by Portfolio Media, Inc. named him a “Rising Star” and one of ten employment lawyers under 40 to watch. Thereafter, he received the 2013 International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology Client Choice award as the sole recipient in the Employment and Labor category in Texas. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) as a “Labor & Employment Star – South (2019-2021) and a Labor & Employment Star – West (2019).


Training Sessions by Matthew Deffebach

  • osha covid vaccine
    Nov 9, 2021 - 1:00 ET

    Bottom line: Compliance with the new OSHA COVID vaccine and testing mandate for your employees is NOT optional. Even if you have under 100 employees, your practice could be required to implement these new rules— and OSHA is soon to be the enforcer. Accepting government reimbursement (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) also means that you will most likely be required to […]

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  • osha safety violation

    Last month, the government announced the targeting of medical practices for immediate OSHA safety violation inspections on COVID-19 protections. The mandate spells out expectations for auditors related to both scheduled and surprise coronavirus OSHA safety violation inspections (whether or not you’ve had any issues with the virus). The Agency has also allocated more auditors to handle the expected increase in […]

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