Martin K. Banks

Martin K. Banks

Salt Lake City, UT

About Martin

Marty Banks advises clients on a broad variety of occupational safety and health matters. His practice involves assisting industrial clients in connection with Federal and State OSHA inspections (including incident and NEP investigations), defending OSHA enforcement citations, counseling on OSHA compliance programs, assisting clients with U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigations, advising on cost-effective regulatory compliance requirements, disclosure strategies, etc.

Marty is a partner at the law firm of Stoel Rives, and was formerly a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (1991-1994), and an associate at White & Case (1989-1991).

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Representative OSHA Matters

  • OSHA v. SGL Carbon Fiber - Represented carbon fiber manufacturer in connection with OSHA incident investigation and associated citations.
  • OSHA v. USMag – Defended client against multiple citations in connection with an industrial accident and in connection with an extensive NEP inspection.
  • OSHA v. ATI Titanium - Assisted heavy manufacturing plant with incident investigation and citations.
  • OSHA v. Longview Fibre - Represented paper manufacturing facility in connection with whistle-blower allegations, accident investigation and associated citations.
  • OSHA/CSB v. Silver Eaglee - Assisted client in facilitating OSHA and CSB inspections relating to refinery explosion and associated incident and NEP inspection, and defended resulting citations.
  • OSHA v. Flying-J (Big West Oil) – Represented petroleum refinery in connection with a Petroleum Refinery NEP investigation, and assisted in its contest of the associated citations.
  • OSHA v. Silver Eagle - Represented client in OSHA inspection surrounding refinery fire and defended and negotiated associated violations.
  • OSHA v. Holly Refining - Assisted as local counsel in defending violations associated with NEP refinery inspection.
  • OSHA v. Chevron - Defended refinery in enforcement action relating to violations resulting from electrical and workplace inspection.
  • OSHA v. Delta Air Lines - Represented client in connection with OSHA citations relating to equipment maintenance procedures.
  • OSHA v. The Ensign-Bickford Company - Contested OSHA citations pertaining to the decommissioning of an explosives manufacturing facility and associated employee death and injuries.
  • OSHA v. PacifiCorp - Assisted client in citations related to alleged exposure to toxic materials.
  • OSHA v. Delta Air Lines - Defended client in connection with OSHA citations relating to baggage handling equipment and associated employee injuries.
  • Union Pacific v. PSC, Kennecott, et al - Defended shipper of waste chemicals in connection with catastrophic release from railcar near Interstate and residential development. 
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental), 2008-2020
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries), 2009-2019
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Environmental, Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources), 2009-2015
  • Included in Utah Business Legal Elite, 2016-2018
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Utah Manufacturers Association, Chairman of the Environmental Committee
  • Former Chairman, Utah State Bar, Environment and Natural Resources and Land Section
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Former General Counsel, Salt Lake County Republican Party

Civic Activities

  • Unit Representative, Boy Scouts of America
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