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Donna Vetrano Pryor


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Donna Pryor is a Shareholder 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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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

July 12, 2013
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Hires Seven High-Profile Attorneys to Workplace Safety and Health Group

July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of seven prominent workplace safety and health attorneys to the firm’s Washington, D.C. Region and Denver offices. Partners Henry Chajet, R. Brian Hendrix, Robert Horn... Read More

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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

July 28, 2015

Citing ‘Questionable Practices,’ Judge Raises Coal Contractor’s Fine

July 28, 2015

An administrative law judge for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Commission raised a proposed fine against a West Virginia trucking company by nearly $10,000 after questioning the credibility of a company supervisor and its mechanic and determining the firm had either misplaced or destroyed potentially compromising pre-operational (pre... Read More

February 27, 2015

Federal Mine Safety Agency to Increase Enforcement

February 27, 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is intensifying its enforcement efforts at facilities that exceed the industry average in the number of violations of standards covered by the “Rules to Live By” program, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joe Main announced on February 25, 2015.  In 2010... Read More

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October 30

Denver, CO

7th Annual Colorado Employment Law Summit

October 30, 2015
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM MST
The Four Seasons Denver
1111 14th Street
Grand Ballroom
Denver, CO 80202

Join attorneys from the national employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C.... Read More