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Matthew Deffebach

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

    OSHA has performed more inspections so far this year than it did in all of 2021 — and the agency is just getting started. If your practice isn’t prepared for a surprise OSHA inspection, you could be inviting fines and penalties of more than $14,000 for each violation (and that’s just for unintentional offenses). Willfully ignoring the rules can open […]

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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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