Overview

With an in-depth understanding of the regulations that apply to safety and health in the workplace, Melissa K. Peters assists employers in complying with these requirements and provides counsel surrounding workplace incidents.

Her primary focus is on California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters. Previously, while at Cal/OSHA, she regularly advised on enforcement and investigation-related matters and represented the Division in administrative appeals and third-party litigation arising from workplace fatalities. She worked closely with Cal/OSHA’s High Hazard, Research and Standards, Labor Enforcement Task Force, and Elevator units and handled numerous cases involving workplace violence, heat illness and bloodborne pathogens.

During law school, Melissa worked in the Labor Relations Department of the NFL Management Council as a member of their year-long clerkship program and served as an associate editor of the Fordham International Law Journal.

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Syracuse University, 2000

Bar Admission

California
Montana