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 inspection
    Mar 23, 2023 - 1:00 ET

    Your compliance with OSHA’s 2023 permanent safety rules is more important than ever. Failing to do so make you a target for an OSHA inspection. The Agency has made it clear that in 2023 it intends to heighten its focus on compliance enforcement. To accomplish this, it recently added 19% more inspectors, and increased penalties to as high as $150,000 […]

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