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Senior Counsel
Washington, DC
David Sarvadi
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David Sarvadi advises clients on a number of legal issues, including occupational safety and health, toxic substance management, pesticide regulation, employment law, and product safety.

David represents clients before a variety of federal and state enforcement agencies in legal proceedings involving Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Violations; Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Consent Orders; Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Notices; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Stop Sale Use and Removal Orders; and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Charges of Discrimination. He also works with clients in developing, reviewing, and auditing compliance programs in these areas. David assists clients in obtaining agency rulings on proposed or novel activities and questions, seeking interpretations of regulations as they apply to specific sets of facts related to client matters. 

David has an extensive, hands-on background in occupational safety and health. He worked as an industrial hygienist for more than 15 years, becoming a Certified Industrial Hygienist in 1978, a designation he held until he voluntarily relinquished it in 2010. 

Prior to becoming an attorney, David was a principal in a small consulting firm and managed a corporate industrial hygiene and product safety program for a Fortune 500 company.

Representative Matters

  • Participated in an Institute of Medicine panel to review a study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the use of respirators in the U.S.


Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1969
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, M.Sc., 1970
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1986