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Paul Jacobson

Paul Jacobson

Associate, Spencer Fane

Paul helps businesses manage their environmental and workplace safety legal challenges. He frequently interacts with the EPA, OSHA, and state environmental quality and workplace safety agencies. In the environmental context, Paul helps companies comply with federal and state requirements for all environmental media, navigates site remediation challenges, defends against agency enforcement efforts, and works on a variety of environmental and toxic tort litigation. Paul helps companies with immediate and long-term responses to environmental disasters, including matters that implicate Risk Management Plan requirements. Paul also helps clients ensure compliance and respond to challenges associated with California Proposition 65 product labeling requirements.

In the workplace safety context, Paul assists clients with all stages of OSHA inspections and enforcement, including OSH Review Commission litigation. Paul aims to manage enforcement response in a way that protects company interests but does not monopolize the time of company leadership or human resources. Paul has experience defending inspections involving a wide range of OSHA standards, including Process Safety Management, Permissible Exposure Limits, hazard communication, electrical protection, robotics guarding, and more.

Paul strives for effective, clear communication, and to be a good listener to his clients, on all matters.

Paul is on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Section of the Air & Waste Management Association. While at the University of Missouri School of Law, Paul served as managing editor of the Missouri Law Review.