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Overview

Henry protects clients from crises, helping prevent and reduce risks and defending businesses when accidents occur.

Henry first worked with safety issues early in his career as in-house counsel to the American Mining Congress. He traveled to hundreds of manufacturing, mining and transportation facilities, providing training on liability prevention and helping companies stay in line with regulations.

The experience taught him all three industries from the inside out, and today, Henry focuses his practice in the mining, manufacturing and transportation sectors. He represents clients in cases involving fatalities, serious injuries and major accidents; during federal and state investigations and enforcement actions; and through rulemaking and legislative proceedings. He often manages highly technical cases in which he coordinates a team of forensic accountants, technical experts and public relations specialists. In addition, Henry works to prevent accidents by providing counsel on health and safety and management training.

With decades of experience, Henry knows the law and knows client industries. He understands that each risk is unique, and he places a high priority on learning individual clients’ businesses so that he can tailor his counsel. Henry is trusted by clients to minimize risk, fix problems and resolve crises with as little loss as possible.


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Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Public Health, Health and Safety Law, Former Adjunct Professor, 1984-1999

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent
Experience
  • Coordinated liability prevention and crisis management in multiple rail car explosions and chemical reactions in the United States and Canada, preventing enforcement and successfully recovering insurance proceeds and damages from third parties.
  • Obtained an injunction against the adoption of an unsupported (ACGIH) chemical exposure standard, initiated discovery on related product defamation claims, and testified before Congress on improper health effects rulemaking.
  • Led a crisis management and defense team in a $350 million loss explosion that leveled an industrial facility; defended a six-month investigation by dozens of state and federal investigators; defended a criminal investigation with local counsel; and assisted in the defense of 13 class actions on behalf of 35,000 plaintiffs. The team successfully resolved all investigations and enforcement actions, helped recover almost the entire financial loss, favorably resolved the tort actions and recovered denied insurance proceeds to rebuild the plant.
  • Obtained significant appellate court victories, including a case mandating feasibility for a new occupational health standard and a decision upholding an injunctive relief against a federal agency for violations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
  • Won precedent-setting litigation challenging government policies and obtaining favorable court definitions of statutory safety and health enforcement terms, “significant and substantial” violations and “unwarrantable failures” to comply.
  • Served as co-lead counsel in two major antitrust cases that collected millions of dollars in damages for corporate clients that were direct purchasers of commodities and products impacted by monopoly price manipulations.
Thought Leadership
Outside the Office

Henry enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations. As an avid fisher, his favorite trips involve fishing in Louisiana, Florida or elsewhere along the Gulf of Mexico.

Community Leadership
  • So Others Might Eat
  • Broward County Food Bank