Erik M. Dullea
Firm: Jackson Lewis P.C.
Address: 950 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2600
Denver, CO 80202
Membership: Professional Associations and Activities•2009 Transit Alliance Citizens' Academy, focusing on the mass transit vision for Denver and the Front Range through the year 2030, Graduate
University: Cornell University, B.A., Government, 1988, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2007
Admitted: 2007, Colorado
Biography: Erik M. Dullea is Of Counsel in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices in the regulatory compliance areas, with a focus on the mining and transportation industries and government contractors.Mr. Dullea has represented clients during adjudicative matters before various federal agencies, including the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as litigation matters in federal and state courts.Mr. Dullea has represented a variety of mine operators during enforcement actions brought by MSHA, challenging the legal and factual bases of the allegations, either eliminating or dramatically reducing the gravity of the violations and the associated penalties. Mr. Dullea has advised and counseled mine operators during fatality investigations, special investigations targeting individual mine managers and responses to MSHA's attempts to place the operators on its Pattern of Violations enforcement program.Mr. Dullea has advised companies during their challenges of various federal and state OSHA enforcement actions, to include OSHA improperly characterizing repairs as construction, and improper assessments at multi-employer job sites. Mr. Dullea advised an airline operator who prevailed against frivolous whistleblower claims raised by OSHA, demonstrating that the airline's proper use of disciplinary policies were not linked to the alleged protected activity.Mr. Dullea's work before the FAA includes defending pilots and operators during FAA enforcement actions and providing collaborative representation for a Colorado community's safety concerns with respect to specific airport landing patterns.On behalf of government contractors, Mr. Dullea provides advice and counsel on transactional matters, bid protests and civil litigation. Mr. Dullea holds an active security clearance, and with the appropriate government authorizations, can assist clients working with classified materials. In this capacity, he served as co-counsel for a prime contractor's bid protest before the Court of Federal Claims involving classified information.Mr. Dullea brings 20 years of experience in the aviation industry to Jackson Lewis' clients. He spent 10 years flying fighter and attack jets from Navy aircraft carriers in the Pacific Ocean and the Persian Gulf, and 11 years at United Airlines flying the Boeing 757's and 767's. At United, Mr. Dullea was also a pilot instructor and FAA-designated evaluator, and was elected for two terms as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Airline Pilots' Association (ALPA) Local Executive Council at the United Airlines Flight Training Center. During those terms, he was heavily involved in airline training and safety issues, labor relations and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Dullea also volunteered and completed specialized training with the Transportation Security Administration related to aviation safety and security.Mr. Dullea continues to serve in the Naval Reserves as an intelligence officer and currently holds the rank of Commander. He has completed tours with the Office of Naval Intelligence, NORAD/Northern Command, the Naval Mining and Antisubmarine Warfare Command and the Defense Intelligence Agency where he was on the faculty of the National Intelligence University, teaching graduate students in the field of national security law and its application to the intelligence community. During 2008 and 2009, Mr. Dullea returned to active duty and deployed with a joint special operations task force in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Dullea is currently the Commanding Officer of the Office of Naval Intelligence reserve unit in Salt Lake City, Utah.Honors and Recognitions•Joint Service Commendation Medal for service on the military faculty at the National Intelligence University, Washington D.C., 2014 •Meritorious Service Medal for service as Executive Officer and Senior Intelligence Officer at the Naval Mining and Antisubmarine Warfare Command, 2011 •Joint Service Commendation Medal related to Operation Enduring Freedom, 2009 •Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's Annual Prize for Academic Excellence in Land Use Planning, 2007 Published Works•“Document Retention and “Attorney-Client Privileged” Communications - A Primer, ” Coal Age Magazine (October 2012) [Co-Author] •“The Only Constant is Change, ” Aggregates Manager Magazine (January 2011) [Co-Author] •“Legally Speaking: The Latest Pattern in MSHA's Ever-Changing Pattern of Violations Formula, ” Coal Age Magazine (November 2010) [Co-Author] •“Aviation Security - Cargo versus Passenger: Can Separate Ever Be Equal? Yes, ” Transportation Law Journal, University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Summer 2007) [Author] In the NewsJuly 20, 2015Coal AgeErik Dullea and Penny Ann Liberman Author WARNing! Steps to Consider Before Downsizing July 20, 2015Erik Dullea and Penny Ann Lieberman authored WARNing! Steps to Consider Before Downsizing, published in Coal Age.Subscription may be required to view article March 24, 2015Coal AgeErik Dullea Authors MSHA Enforcement Efforts Target Safety Programs March 24, 2015Erik Dullea authors MSHA Enforcement Efforts Target Safety Programs, published in Coal Age.Subscription may be required to view article October 14, 2014Jackson LewisJackson Lewis Continues Denver Growth, Adds Workplace Safety and Health Attorney Erik Dullea October 14, 2014DENVER, CO (October 14, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Erik Dullea has joined the firm's Denver office as Of Counsel. Mr. Dullea, a Commander in the United States Navy Reserve who joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs LLP, ... PublicationsDecember 11, 2015 Commercial Drivers Get Added Protection against Coercion in New FMCSA Rule December 11, 2015A regulation issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will give commercial truck and bus drivers additional protection from being coerced into violating federal motor carrier safety regulations. The rule, which was proposed in May 2014, goes into effect on January 29, 2016.The rule, released on November 30, ... November 11, 2015 Registration System Coming for Drone Users November 11, 2015Announcing a registration system is in the works for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, the federal government has essentially concluded the risks from these low-flying aircraft are so immediate and substantial that regulators do not have time to prepare comprehensive safety regulations.In the joint statement... May 29, 2015 'Blacklisting' Rules for Government Contractors Proposed by Federal Agencies under Executive Order May 29, 2015Implementing President Barack Obama's “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673), often called the “Blacklisting” or “Bad Actors” executive order, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued proposed guidance (“DOL Guidance”) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (...