Conn Maciel Carey LLP Expands Midwest Practice with Addition of Ashley D. Mitchell

Chicago, IL (September 14, 2020)Conn Maciel Carey LLP, a boutique law firm with national practices in labor and employment, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) workplace safety, and litigation, is pleased to announce that Ashley Mitchell has joined the firm as an attorney in its Chicago office.

Conn Maciel CareyMitchell, an employment litigator, will represent clients in a wide range of employment litigation and counsel clients on the myriad legal issues employers face in the workplace.  She also will defend employers in inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions involving federal OSHA and neighboring state plan agencies.

“Ashley brings a unique perspective to our employment litigation, counseling and training practice having started her career working with prominent plaintiff-side employment law firms here in Chicago, where she also developed experience dealing with policies, procedures and practices that directly impact workplace safety and health,” said Aaron Gelb, co-head of the firm’s Chicago office. “Ashley is ideally suited to pivot from working on pension withdrawal matters one day to preparing for a labor arbitration the next,” said Mark Trapp, co-head of the Chicago office.

Ashley D. Mitchell

Ashley D. Mitchell

“We are committed to strategically growing our practices and geographic locations, and adding Ashley to our seasoned team in the Midwest will allow Conn Maciel Carey to continue to provide the excellent client service with a focus on practical and creative advice that our national and regional clients are looking for,” said Kara Maciel, Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice. Eric Conn, Chair of the firm’s OSHA and Workplace Safety Practice, added, “Our Chicago office has grown strategically since opening in January 2018, particularly on the OSHA front during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Ashley will play an integral role as we further expand our workplace safety services throughout the Midwest.”

Mitchell said, “I was drawn to Conn Maciel Carey by its collegial environment and nationally recognized Labor & Employment and OSHA practices. Leveraging my labor and employment experience, I am looking forward to working with the CMC Team to enhance my knowledge of workplace safety law so that I may be the best advocate for our clients. I am excited to join such a distinguished and dynamic group of attorneys.”

About Conn Maciel Carey LLP

Conn Maciel Carey LLP is a boutique law firm focused on labor and employment, OSHA/MSHA workplace safety, and litigation. The clients we serve—from multinational organizations to start-ups to individuals—seek us out for strategic guidance ranging from day-to-day employment counseling to managing government regulatory investigations to leading complex litigation. What sets us apart is our special emphasis on workplace challenges, our creativity in crafting positive solutions, and our passion for serving our clients’ interests. With a lean approach to staffing and use of cloud-based technology, we are able to leverage efficiencies and deliver cost savings. Based in Washington, D.C., with additional offices in Atlanta, Columbus, Chicago, and San Francisco, we partner with clients nationwide and across a broad spectrum of industries. For more information, please visit