Margaret S. Lopez: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Margaret S. Lopez

Managing Shareholder, Washington Office
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • Occupational Safety and Health Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Appellate Practice
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
University University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1984; Georgetown University, M.A., 1989
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1996
Admitted1996, Maryland; 1997, District of Columbia
Memberships Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association.
BornWashington, 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: "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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Margaret S. Lopez

1909 K Street, N.W., Suite 1000
WashingtonDC 20006


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