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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

Donna Vetrano Pryor authored "Program Policy Letter Could Change Workplace Examination Practices," published in Rock Products. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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

Donna Vetrano Pryor authors "You Can’t Inspect Here! How Far Reaching is MSHA’s Jurisdiction?", published in Rock Products. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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January 14, 2016

MSHA Hits 23 Mines with Impact Inspections

January 14, 2016

A total of 23 mines across 11 states were targeted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for special emphasis inspections in November, and one of them — an Illinois cement plant — was tagged with 53 citations and five orders. Inspectors issued an order removing 12 miners from an Illinois mine until they had received... Read More

December 1, 2015

Imminent Danger Rulings Reveal Divergent Opinions Among Commissioners

December 1, 2015

A ruling that went against an Alabama underground coal operator has revealed sharp differences among members of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission over the interpretation of a safety standard dealing with imminent danger. The commissioners’ 3-2 decision (Sec’y of Labor v. Jim Walter Resources, Inc., No.... Read More

September 2, 2015

Mine Safety Commission Overturns, Remands Parts of Judge’s Ruling

September 2, 2015

Citing its 1994 legal decision holding that the “wholesale incorporation of a litigant’s brief is a questionable judicial practice,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has remanded for further analysis a judge’s determinations regarding enforcement actions taken against a Virginia coal operator... Read More

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February 26

Denver, CO

Workplace Security: A Primer for Handling Workplace Violence and Cybersecurity Issues

February 26, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM MST
Magnolia Hotel
818 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Strategies for Handling Workplace Violence Concerns... Read More