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Littler Adds Melissa Peters in Workplace Safety & Health Practice

By on May 2, 2019 in Announcements

Melissa K. Peters has joined Littler‘s Workplace Safety & Health Practice Group as special counsel in the Walnut Creek, Calif., office.

Peters previously was staff counsel with the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) in the Los Angeles Legal Unit.

In a release, the firm said that, while at Cal/OSHA, Peters 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 with Cal/OSHA’s High Hazard, Labor Enforcement, Crane and Elevator units and handled numerous workplace violence cases, particularly involving hospitals, as well as cases involving heat illness and bloodborne pathogens.

Peters received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Syracuse University. She is licensed to practice law in California and Montana.