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Donna Vetrano Pryor

Principal
Denver

P 303-225-2403
F 303-892-5575
Donna.Pryor@jacksonlewis.com

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Biography

Donna Pryor is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She focuses on commercial litigation and administrative litigation related to mine safety and occupational safety, among other areas.

Ms. Pryor assists a diverse group of clients – including privately and publicly held corporations, large multinational companies, and individuals – in complex commercial litigation matters. Her practice covers all facets of litigation, including pre-trial discovery and motions, trials and post-trial appeals. She also assists clients in crisis management and strategic communications relating to workplace health and safety issues and challenges.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Pryor was in the Denver office of an international law firm. Prior to that, she worked in the New York City and Washington, D.C. offices of an international law firm where she focused on complex commercial disputes involving national and international law.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Trending: Discrimination Complaints and Requests for Temporary Reinstatement Under the Mine Act," Coal Age Magazine (May 2012)
  • "MSHA’s Demand for Documents," Coal Age Magazine (June 2011)
  • "Unwarranted Unwarrantables," Aggregates Manager (March 2010)
  • "Unwarranted Unwarrantables: Getting Paper," Coal Age Magazine (February 2010)
  • “Expedited Proceedings: Getting on the Fast Track to Court,” Coal Age Magazine (May 2008)
  • "Discrimination Actions under 105(c) of the Mine Act," Coal Age Magazine (August 2007)
  • “Discrimination Elimination,” Aggregates Manager Magazine (May 2007)
  • “Update on Changes to MSHA’s Procedural Rules—Small Steps, But No Giant Leaps,” Coal Age Magazine (November 2006)
  • “Twentymile-Changing the Direction of MSHA?” Coal Age Magazine (January 2006)
  • “MSHA v. Spartan Mining Company – Must the Courts Defer to the Agency’s Interpretation of its Own Regulations?” Coal Age Magazine (October 2005)
  • “The Run-Down on Walkaround Rights,” Coal Age Magazine (March 2005)

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October 19, 2015
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Donna Vetrano Pryor Authors "Program Policy Letter Could Change Workplace Examination Practices"

October 19, 2015

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July 21, 2015
Denver Business Journal

Michelle Phillips, Donna Vetrano Pryor and Nicholas Murray Author "What Employers Need to Know About OSHA's New Policy on Transgender Workers"

July 21, 2015

Michelle Phillips, Donna Vetrano Pryor and Nicholas Murray authored "Strategies: What employers need to know about OSHA's new policy on transgender workers," published in the Denver Business Journal. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 29, 2015
Rock Products

Donna Vetrano Pryor Authors "You Can’t Inspect Here! How Far Reaching is MSHA’s Jurisdiction?"

April 29, 2015

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May 2, 2016

OSHA, NIOSH Release Joint Guidance on Zika Virus Prevention

May 2, 2016

Federal government agencies have released interim guidance to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus. The focus of the seven-page guidance, released April 22 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and... Read More

April 21, 2016

Mixed Results Seen in Mine Safety Agency’s February Impact Inspections

April 21, 2016

Two coal mines in Appalachia received no citations while four other coal operations in that region, along with an Indiana cement plant, were tagged with alleged infractions in the double digits by the Mine Safety and Health Administration during an impact inspection sweep in February. Ten coal mines and five metal/non-metal facilities in... Read More

March 21, 2016

Mining Safety Agency Issues Hazard Alert on Pipe Safety

March 21, 2016

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued an alert calling attention to hazards associated with handling plastic pipe at Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) mines. In a March 3 letter M/NM operators that accompanied the alert, the agency briefly described how six individuals, including two delivery truck drivers and two contract workers... Read More

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