Dana M. Svendsen

Phone: (303) 390-0011 | Fax: (303) 390-0177 | Email: dmsvendsen@jacksonkelly.com
1099 18th Street, Suite 2150, Denver, CO 80202

Dana M. Svendsen is a Member in the Firm's Denver, Colorado, office where she practices in the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group. 

Ms. Svendsen represents industry in matters relating to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other state and federal health statutes in the areas of compliance, policy, legislative and regulatory matters, civil and criminal enforcement issues, accident investigations and special investigations on both state and federal levels.  She regularly appears before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Administrative Law Judges.

Ms. Svendsen also handles litigation matters from pretrial discovery to post trial appeals.  She has participated in numerous serious and fatal accident investigations through conclusion of the investigation and subsequent litigation.

Ms. Svendsen has been admitted to the Colorado Bar and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska where she was a recipient of numerous scholarships.

Professional Experience
2007 - PresentJackson Kelly PLLC
2004 - 2007U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Project Engineer, Denver, CO
2001 - 2004 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army Engineering Intern, Omaha, NE
2006J.D. University of Denver Sturm College of Law
2001B.S. University of Nebraska (Civil Engineering)
Bar Admissions

Professional Involvement:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Mining Association
  • National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
  • Industrial Minerals Association-North America
  • Women in Energy
  • Vital For Colorado, Board Member

Teaching and Lecturing:
  • Speaker, "OSHA Regulation of Oil and Gas Operations," Colorado Bar Association CLE, Sept. 15, 2016
  • Speaker, "The Mine Act and MSHA:  Supervisory Rights and Responsibilities," New Mexico Bureau of Mine Safety 2016 MSHA Training Session, April 25-26, 2016
  • Speaker, "Managing Contractors on the Mine Site," 2016 Industrial Minerals Association-North America Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop, March 16, 2016
  • Speaker, "Mythbusting MSHA's New Workplace Examination PPL," Industrial Minerals Association-North America, Oct. 27, 2015
  • Speaker, "Where are we with Flagrant and POV?," Industrial Minerals Association-North America 2015 Annual Meeting, Sept. 17, 2015
  • Speaker, "Emergency Response & Crisis Management," Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Webinar, June 12, 2015
  • Speaker, "Updates to OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rules," CRMCA/CSSGA Webinar, Feb. 5, 2015
  • Speaker, "Updates to OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rules," Jackson Kelly PLLC Webinar, Jan. 29, 2015
  • Speaker, "Discrimination Claims Under § 105(c) of the Mine Act:  Avoiding the Abyss," ISMSP Critical Issues Conference, Reno, Nevada, June 9, 2014
  • Speaker, "Part 50," 5th Annual New Mexico Mine Health and Safety Conference, Socorro, New Mexico, May 1, 2012
  • Speaker, "MSHA Enforcement Trends," Mine Safety and Health Administration Spring Thaw and Arizona Rock Products Spring Thaw, May 2012
  • Speaker, "MSHA Enforcement Trends," Colorado, CSSGA, April 2012
  • Speaker, "Rules to Live By III," Industrial Minerals Association-North America Technology Workshop, March 2012
  • Speaker, "Advance Notice," ISMSP 2011 Critical Issues Conference, May 2011
  • Speaker, "The Mine Act and You," North Dakota Safety Council Spring Thaw, March 2011
  • Speaker, "MSHA Enforcement Focus: Health Sampling for Airborne Contaminants," National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's Council of Counsel Legal Symposium, March 2011
  • Speaker, "MSHA’s Use of Yet Another Weapon in Its Arsenal," Industrial Minerals Association-North America Workshop, March 2011
  • Speaker, "New SEC Reporting Requirements for MSHA Enforcement Actions," Industrial Minerals Association-North America 2010 Annual Meeting, Sept. 2010
  • Speaker, "MSHA Civil Penalty Calculations: VPID and RPID," Colorado Mining Association, 2009
  • Speaker, "Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities at Multi-Employer Worksites," Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, 2008

Writings and Publications:

Awards and Honors:
  • 2016 Rodman C. Stewart Memorial Safety Leadership Award
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