Ann Rosenthal was the Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health at the Department of Labor until 2017. She spent her entire legal career focusing on protecting the safety and health of American workers. Earlier, Rosenthal had served as Deputy Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health 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, supervising OSHA and MSHA litigation in the courts of appeals and administrative appellate bodies and handling some major cases on her own. She also served as chief counsel to the Honorable Rosemary Collyer, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia District, when Judge Collyer was Chair of the independent Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
Rosenthal is a graduate of Boston University Law School and the University of Massachusetts. In 1999, Rosenthal was the first recipient of the Department of Labor’s Mary Helen Mautner Award for excellence in Appellate Advocacy to receive the award for her work as a supervisor. She has spoken frequently at conferences and courses on occupational safety and health topics and on appellate advocacy.