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Margaret Lopez • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • Washington, D.C.

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Ogletree Deakins
2400 N Street, N.W.
Fifth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037
phone 202.887.0855
fax  202.887.0866


Ms. Lopez? practice is concentrated in occupational safety and health, non-profit associations, employment law and employee benefits.Ms. Lopez represents employers in federal court cases concerning employment issues and ERISA benefit plan obligations. She also defends and advises companies in federal safety regulatory matters, including issues arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act. She also regularly counsels corporations, trade associations and professional societies on a wide variety of topics including employment law, organizational governance, contracts, government relations and homeland security-related matters.Ms. Lopez received her law degree with Honors from the George Washington University Law School where she was an editor of The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics. Ms. Lopez also holds a Masters Degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree with Distinction from the University of Virginia.Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Lopez worked for seven years for the Department of Defense, where she specialized in computer and telecommunications security.


  • College: B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1984
  • Law School: J.D., with honors, George Washington University, 1996, M.A., Georgetown University, 1989

Bar Admissions

State of Maryland, 1996, District of Columbia, 1997
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• Employment Law