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Farley & Partners LLP Supports Career Gear Houston for Third-Year

The firm's donation supports Career Gear Houston’s efforts to help men recently released from incarceration find gainful employment and reclaim their lives. Among the firm's core values is giving back to the community and supporting those in need. 2022 is the third-year that the firm has served as a corporate sponsor of this local non-profit organization.

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August 4, 2022

Farley & Partners Again Recognized by Chambers

Farley & Partners was lauded by Chambers and Partners in its USA 2022 guide. Chambers specifically recognized the accomplishments of partners Mark Farley and Devon Downs in major incident response.

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June 1, 2022

Farley to Address Texas Chemical Council on Common Themes from Major Accidents Copy

On June 7, 2022, Partner Mark Farley will present at the Texas Chemical Council's 34th Annual Environmental Health and Safety Seminar on "Common Process Safety Issues from Major Industrial Accidents." Farley has worked with clients on the response to and investigation of some of the largest industrial incidents in the United States.

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June 7, 2022

Farley & Partners to Host California PSM Seminars

Partner Devon Downs is again hosting two California Process Safety Management (PSM) Seminars. Clyde Trombettas (California's Statewide Program Manager, Cal/OSHA PSM Unit) will participate in both sessions. Trombettas will discuss recent Cal/OSHA enforcement, industry recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) and other developments under California's refinery PSM standard (5189.1). In addition to the discussion led by Trombettas, firm attorneys will make presentations on inspection RAGAGEP, incident response, developments at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) enforcement.

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February 22, 2022

Farley to Address AFPM Conference on Inspection RAGAGEP and Retro-PMI

Partner Mark L. Farley will address the AFPM 2022 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas on May 11 – 12, 2022. Farley’s presentation -- Inspection RAGAGEP and Retro-PMI: The Government's Evolving View – will discuss the regulatory requirements for mechanical integrity inspections.

Farley serves as incident response counsel to some of the largest refiners and chemical manufacturers in the United States. He also defends companies against allegations by U.S. EPA and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the context of post-incident enforcement.

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February 1, 2022

Firm Partners to Address AFPM General Counsel Forum

Firm partners Mark Farley, Jeff Haffner, and Devon Downs will address the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) General Counsel Forum and discuss Major Incident Response in the mid-stream energy industry sector, including investigations by NTSB into pipeline releases.

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October 14, 2021

Farley & Partners Earns Coveted Chambers Ranking

Farley & Partners, along with two its partners, recently receiving recognition from Chambers and Partners. The firm received its inaugural ranking in the USA 2021 guide. Partner Mark Farley remains ranked in Texas – Environment. Partner Devon Downs is newly recognized by Chambers.

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May 20, 2021

Farley to Address Texas Chemical Council on Common Themes from Major Accidents

On June 9, 2021, Partner Mark Farley will present at the Texas Chemical Council's 33rd Annual Environmental Health and Safety Seminar on "Common Process Safety Issues from Major Industrial Accidents." Farley has worked with clients on the response to and investigation of some of the largest industrial incidents in the United States.

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June 9, 2021

Farley and Downs Offer Insight on New CSB Initiative

Farley & Partners routinely work with clients in connection with investigations by the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). Partner Mark Farley has directed the response to more CSB deployments than any other attorney in the United States.

Recently, we have seen an apparent effort by the CSB to respond to a long-standing criticism of the agency—its relatively limited number of investigations. In a Bloomberg Law article, Partners Mark Farley and Devon Downs attorneys discuss key issues companies should consider as the frequency of these limited scope investigations increase.

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March 23, 2021