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Manesh Rath Named “Lawyer of the Year” in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023

The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 has awarded Manesh K. Rath, a Partner in Keller and Heckman’s Employment and Labor practice group, the prestigious “Lawyer of the Year” award for his contributions to Employment Law – Management in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

Manesh represents clients in a wide range of matters related to occupational safety and health law, litigation, wage and hour and class action litigation, and association law. He exemplifies his commitment to employment and labor law through representing clients before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and various courts throughout the U.S. He has served as the lead amicus counsel on several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Staub v. Proctor Hospital and Vance v. Ball State University, and has testified before Congress on questions of occupational safety and health law.

Manesh also hosts Keller and Heckman’s “The OSHA 30/30” monthly podcast and webinar covering issues that are critical for occupational safety and health professionals. He launched “The OSHA 30/30” in 2013 as a platform to review and discuss current industry issues and cases with legal and regulatory professionals throughout the nation.

“I am grateful for the recognition by our peers in the legal profession,” said Manesh. “And I am thankful to our team here at Keller and Heckman for its commitment to the employers that we represent, and to the employer community generally.” 

In addition to being selected as “Lawyer of the Year,” Manesh was one of nine Keller and Heckman attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

Each year, Best Lawyers® selects one attorney in each practice area within its given geographical region for this distinction based on their hard work, dedication, and legal expertise. Best Lawyers® determines “Lawyer of the Year” honorees by who receives the highest votes from their peers in a given year. Receiving the “Lawyer of the Year” designation offers the attorney a high level of distinction and respect within their area of practice. 

About Keller and Heckman LLP

Celebrating 60 years of excellence, Keller and Heckman is as an internationally renowned law firm with a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, public policy, and litigation. From offices around the world, we represent global companies and trade associations servicing a range of industries, including food and food additives, plastics, pesticides, industrial and specialty chemicals, consumer products, drugs and medical devices, transportation, and telecommunications. We are a pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving with an in-house scientific staff that works closely with the attorneys on matters of technical complexity.