- Occupational Safety and Health Law
- Tax Exempt Organizations
- Appellate Practice
- Nonprofit Organizations Law
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1984; Georgetown University, M.A., 1989
George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1996
1996, Maryland; 1997, District of Columbia
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association.
Washington, D.C., February 7, 1962
Book Review Editor, The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics, 1994-1995. Author: "Application of the Audit Privilege to Occupational Safety and Health Audits," Journal of Natural History and Environmental Law (1996-1997); "MSHA's Excessive History Policy: Avoiding the Civil Penalty Quagmire" Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (2003); "Voluntary Safety and Health Self-Audits," and "The Rulemaking Process," in Occupational Safety and Health Law Handbook (Government Institutes, 2008). Speaker: "Supervisors and MSHA" Mining Association of South Carolina, 2015;"The Good, the Bad and the Puzzling: Mine Safety Law Year in Review" International Society of Mine Safety Professionals, 2015; ;"MSHA Enforcement Update" National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, 2015;"Contractors and Mines - MSHA & Civil Liability" International Society Mine Safety Professionals, 2014; "Contractors and Mines - MSHA & Civil Liability" Western Mine Safety and Health Conference, 2012; "MSHA Inspections, Investigations & Penalties" Missouri Mine Safety & Health Conference, 2011; "Developments in the Law: Definitions of 'Significant and Substantial' and 'Unwarrantable Failure' and Application of the Part 100 Penalty Criteria" Energy and Mineral Law Foundation and Department of Labor Joint Legal Symposium, 2010; "MSHA Critical Issues" Pulverized Minerals Division Conference, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, 2009;"MSHA-101 for Supervisors," AGG-1 Aggregates Forum and Expo, 2009; "Is This Really a Mine?: MSHA Jurisdiction - the Operator's Perspective," EMLF Mine Safety and Health Law Special Institute, 2008; "MSHA's Aggressive Highwall Enforcement," National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Legal Symposium, 2008; "Surviving a Tougher Playing Field after Twentymile," National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Legal Symposium, 2007;
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