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Howard A. Mavity

Fisher Phillips, Partner

Atlanta, Georgia
Howard Mavity is a member of the firm's COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, Howard is a member of the firm's Essential Business Taskforce and the SBA Loan Team. The Essential Business Taskforce is dedicated to assisting businesses impacted by shelter-in-place or shutdown orders, ensuring their doors stay open where possible in the face of government orders, and the SBA Loan Team is dedicated to advising employers on the inner workings of the complex CARES Act loan process during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Howard Mavity is a partner in the firm's Atlanta office. He founded and is the former co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He draws upon his past business experience in transportation, logistics, construction, and industrial supply to work with clients as a business partner, and focuses on eliminating employee problems by commonsense management. Howard has provided counsel for over 225 occasions of union activity, guided unionized companies, and has managed approximately 550 OSHA fatality cases in construction and general industry, ranging from dust explosions to building collapses, in virtually every state. He has coordinated complex inspections involving multi-employer sites, corporate-wide compliance, and issues involving criminal referral. Howard is active in rulemaking and dealings with federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other agencies. He oversees audits of corporate labor, HR, and safety compliance. He also responds to virtually every type of day-to-day workplace inquiry, and has handled cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and numerous other state and federal agencies. Howard frequently speaks to business associations, bar groups, and professional groups. He also lectures and conducts training for numerous private and governmental employers and speaks at a national MBA program. Howard is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been featured as one of the "Georgia Super Lawyers" in the Atlanta Magazine survey since 2004 and in the 2006 Georgia Trend Magazine, Georgia Legal Elite. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2017. In 2013 he was named one of the "50 Most Influential EHS Leaders" by EHS Today. He is also co-editor of the firm's Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog. Howard has been quoted in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC and by other media outlets. Howard was also recognized as a Top Author in the 2016 JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards, which acknowledge top authors for their thought leadership writing. Professional Activities Howard has been involved with Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America for over 20 years. He serves on the AGC National Safety Committee and the Georgia and Carolinas AGC Safety Committees. He is involved with AGC Chapters in Kansas City, St. Louis, Houston, Alabama, and Cleveland. He has been one of the three instructors at the AGC's Advanced Safety Management Training Class for over five years. He is also a member of the Charlotte Area Hospitality Association, the ABA-OSHA Section, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and various Chambers of Commerce. Community Activities Howard is active in the Atlanta Area Boy Scouts, the Marist School, various Hispanic outreach efforts, and his Church. He has coached and participated in adult and children's baseball, cross-country, and karate programs. He mentored Georgia Tech students.

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