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Arthur Wolfson is a Member in the Firm's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office practicing in the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Wolfson clerked for The Honorable Richard A. Morgan, Office of Administrative Law Judges, United States Department of Labor. During his clerkship, Mr. Wolfson drafted opinions in matters arising under a variety of federal labor and employment statutes, including federal workers' compensation programs (e.g. Black Lung Act, Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act), retaliatory whistleblower acts and regulatory matters prosecuted civilly by the Department of Labor.
Mr. Wolfson has successfully negotiated the reopening of a non‑metal mine following MSHA's issuance of a Section 103(k) order that idled the entire mine following a series of fatal and non‑fatal accidents. He has represented a prominent coal company during a Section 110(c) investigation, which resulted in no penalties assessed against any individuals and no further MSHA action beyond the investigation. Mr. Wolfson has also represented mining clients during fatal and non‑fatal accident investigations conducted by MSHA and state agencies and conducted a training seminar for mine foremen of a large metal mine on Mine Act responsibilities.
Mr. Wolfson is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. During law school, he served as a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, published two articles and was a member of the Law Review. He also received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship. Mr. Wolfson completed his undergraduate studies at the College of William & Mary, earning a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1999.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Wolfson worked as a teacher in low income communities in New Orleans, as a member of Teach for America. He taught seventh and eighth grade math and history and coached football, basketball and track from 1999‑2002.