The Utah Board of Regents has named Scott Wyatt, ’90, the 16th president of Southern Utah University. Wyatt, who is currently the president of Snow College, was formerly a partner in the Logan firm of Daines & Wyatt. He also served as Cache County Attorney from 1995 to 2002 and was in the Utah Legislature for two terms, where he was a ... Keep reading »
Zaven Sargsian, ’13, published a November 10 op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled “Will government’s new crowdfunding rules help or hurt Utah?”
Sargsian explained that he was inspired to write the editorial by his desire to “increase public understanding.” “Past and present law students are well-suited to educating the public because of our legal training,” he said.
On November 2, Sean Thompson, a Senior Associate at VCBO Architecture, won the Community Justice Award in the Innovation in Design Category at the Disability Law Center’s (DLC) Community Justice Awards Gala. Thompson was the lead architect for the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s new building.
According to his nomination form, Thompson’s work “provide ultimate accessibility for individuals with disabilities. ... Keep reading »
John O. Carpenter, ’13, has joined Workman Nydegger, where he will focus on U.S. patents. Carpenter, who worked for five years as an Application Scientist with EDAX, has technical experience in material analysis and engineering and Physics and Optics.
In addition to his law degree from the College of Law, where he was the first blog editor of the Student Intellectual Property Law ... Keep reading »
November 2, 2013
George Haley, ’78, a litigator at Holland & Hart, has been elected as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, an honor society of outstanding trial lawyers chosen by their peers on the basis of excellence and integrity in advocacy. Haley’s more than 30 years of trial experience includes bet-the-company cases, defense of Clean Air Act cases, litigation related to the ... Keep reading »
October 31, 2013
David R. York, ’97, and Andrew L. Howell, ’02, have opened a Park City office of their firm, York Howell Attorneys at Law.
Both York and Howell received their undergraduate business degrees, as well as their law degrees, from the University of Utah. York is a CPA and licensed to practiced law in Alaska and Utah, and Howell is licensed in Idaho, Wyoming, ... Keep reading »
October 31, 2013
Karen Martinez, ’97, was appointed director of the Salt Lake Regional Office of the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Martinez joined the SEC in 2002 as trial counsel in the Salt Lake City office. She became assistant director in 2010 and has since supervised the enforcement program in the office. Ms. Martinez also has supervised some investigations in the SEC’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ... Keep reading »
October 18, 2013
From October 21 -25, the College of Law joins the Utah State Bar in celebrating pro bono service and encouraging law students and practitioners to volunteer their time and expertise to low-income Utahns who otherwise could not afford legal advice or representation. A variety of events will take place that week, including the kick-off event at the College of Law. ... Keep reading »
On September 20, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will celebrate its one-hundredth birthday with an afternoon symposium at the law school followed by an evening gala at the Utah Museum of Natural History. The College graduated its first class of attorneys in 1913.
Former Utah Law Professor and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Michael McConnell, now on the faculty ... Keep reading »
WASHINGTON, D.C., (August 30, 2013) - The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) is delighted to announce the names of the 2013 Beacon of Justice Award winners. The 17 law firms that were honored, including Salt Lake City's Zimmerman Jones Booher, have all devoted considerable time and resources to delivering on the mandate of Gideon v Wainwright, which 50 years ago ... Keep reading »