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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2003, cum laude; Loyola Law Review; William L. Crowe, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
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Jane Heidingsfelder
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8306 tel
504.589.8306 fax

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Jane Heidingsfelder is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office. She has extensive experience representing clients in a wide array of industries before the Occupational Safety & Health Administration ("OSHA") and Mine Safety & Health Administration ("MSHA"). In particular, she is frequently asked to assist companies during on-site safety and health investigations, as well as in subsequent litigation with the Department of Labor.

Ms. Heidingsfelder has defended clients in state and federal courts, as well as in state and federal administrative agencies. As a result, Ms. Heidingsfelder and the firm have developed relationships not only with local governmental agency regulators, but also with those individuals on the regional and national levels.

Ms. Heidingsfelder has handled cases in different jurisdictions throughout the United States. In addition, she assists clients in developing safety and health policies and procedures, contingency plans for responding to employee complaints, and she conducts safety and health audits that include a review of required OSHA and MSHA written programs for completeness. Ms. Heidingsfelder defends employers who have been issued citations and penalties by OSHA and MSHA. She has handled cases against OSHA and MSHA at all levels, including the OSHA and MSHA Review Commission and federal appellate courts. She has also successfully negotiated settlement agreements with OSHA and MSHA at the pre-citation stage and after citations have been issued.

In addition to her OSHA and MSHA practice, Ms. Heidingsfelder focuses on labor relations; business and commercial litigation; employment-related litigation, including litigation under Title VII; the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"); the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"); the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"); the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"); and state law counterparts. In addition, Ms. Heidingsfelder has handled numerous matters involving commercial contracts; covenants not to compete agreements, errors, and omissions for insurance agents and stockbrokers; and directors and officers in jury and judge trials throughout the Southeast, as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies.

A native of New Orleans, Ms. Heidingsfelder is a 2003 graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She serves on the Boards of the ASAP Foundation and the Lighthouse Louisiana. 

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  • Federal Bar Association
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