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Lynn Rhinehart

Lynn Rhinehart is an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO, a federation of 55 affiliated unions representing 10 million working men and women. Ms. Rhinehart has held this position since 1996. Among her responsibilities is the coordination of the Federation?s legal work on occupational safety and health issues and advising the Federation?s Health and Safety Department on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to worker safety and health.

Ms. Rhinehart graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. Following graduation, she clerked for two years for the Honorable Joyce Hens Green of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Ms. Rhinehart is a member of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania bars.

From 1987-1990, Ms. Rhinehart worked as a professional staff member for the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, chaired by Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH).

Ms. Rhinehart?s legal writings include: Would Workers Be Better Protected If They Were Declared an Endangered Species? A Comparison of Criminal Enforcement Under Federal Workplace Safety & Environmental Protection Laws, 31 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 351 (1994); The Growing Contingent Workforce: A Challenge for the Future, 10 LAB. LAW. 143 (1994) (co-authored with Jonathan Hiatt, General Counsel, AFL-CIO); and Is There Gender Bias in the Judicial Law Clerk Selection Process?, 83 GEO. L.J. 575 (1994). She is a contributing author to Occupational Safety and Health Law (BNA, 2d Ed.), the leading treatise on workplace safety and health law.

Associate General Counsel
American Federation of Labor and Congress
of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
815 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 637-5155;

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