Attorney at Law
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., attorney at law, is a partner in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Fisher & Phillips LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. Prior to joining Fisher & Phillips, Ed was the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. Named by President George W. Bush to head OSHA, he served from April 2006 to November 2008. During his tenure at OSHA, workplace injury, illness and fatality rates dropped to their lowest levels in recorded history. For more than 30 years, Ed has worked in the labor and employment area, focusing on occupational safety and health issues, workplace violence risk assessment and prevention, whistleblower protection, and accident and fatality prevention. He also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in Washington, D.C., chairing the commission from March 1990 to February 1994. Ed was named one of the “50 Most Influential EHS Leaders” by both EHS Today (2010 and 2011) and Occupational Hazards (2008) magazines. He is a member of the Employee Health Safety and Security Special Expertise Panel for the National Society for Human Resource Management and he is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Ed is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on occupational safety and health issues and one of the top speakers and writers in this area.