OSHA Biography

Ann Rosenthal

Senior Advisor

Ann Rosenthal has spent her entire legal career focusing on protecting the safety and health of American workers. Ms. Rosenthal retired from the United States Department of Labor in June 2018, as Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health. She previously served as Deputy Associate Solicitor, and as Counsel for Appellate Litigation in both the Occupational Safety and Health and Mine Safety and Health Divisions of the Office of the Solicitor. In her role as counsel for appellate litigation, Ms. Rosenthal supervised OSHA and MSHA litigation in the courts of appeals and administrative appellate bodies and personally handed some major cases.

Ms. Rosenthal is a graduate of Boston University Law School, and the University of Massachusetts. In 1999, she was the first recipient of the Department of Labor's Mary Helen Mautner Award for excellence in Appellate Advocacy for her work as a supervisor. She has spoken frequently at conferences and courses on occupational safety and health topics and on appellate advocacy.