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Dinah Choi is an employment lawyer who focuses her practice on workplace safety and health.  She provides compliance advice to employers on the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act and state plan equivalents, as well as to mine operators on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act.  

Dinah is an experienced litigator and has successfully represented employers in a full range of government agency enforcement actions, informal conferences, citation contests, workplace inspections, special investigations, and fatal accident investigations. Companies appreciate her keen understanding of operational issues as she has the benefit of substantial experience with technical and engineering matters.

Dinah also represents employers in safety discrimination, retaliation, and whistle-blower cases throughout the country.  Her experience ranges from defending management during federal agency investigations and developing position statements to litigating whistle-blower cases before Administrative Law Judges.

Dinah frequently speaks on occupational and mine safety and health (OSHA and MSHA) law topics and provides training for companies on responding to workplace emergencies and agency enforcement actions. She is also an editor of the Safety and Health in the Workplace chapter for the Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) Human Resources Manual.


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
The KOIN Center
222 SW Columbia Street, Suite 1500
Portland, OR 97201

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Areas of Practice

Administrative & Regulatory
Labor & Employment Law



Leadership Positions

Network of Korean American Leaders (NetKAL) Fellow 2010-2011 Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy Fellow 2009-2010

Law School

University of Washington Law School

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