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Katherine E. Judd Appointed Vice Chair of ABA Committee

SALT LAKE CITY - Katherine E. Judd, attorney at Clyde Snow & Sessions, was recently appointed Vice Chair of the 2014-2015 Labor & Employment Committee of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The Labor & Employment Law Committee serves as a resource for attorneys, whose practice involves employment and traditional labor practice, including litigation in the courts, administrative agencies and arbitrations. Ms. Judd counsels employers with respect to employment and compliance issues including employee terminations, reductions-in-force, handbooks, and the development of personnel policies and procedures.

Attorney Nicole Salazar-Hall Joins Clyde Snow

SALT LAKE CITY - Clyde Snow & Sessions has hired Nicole Salazar-Hall as an associate in their Salt Lake City office. Ms. Salazar-Hall focuses her practice on civil litigation and family law, representing individuals in domestic and child welfare cases. Previously she represented indigent clients in the Third District Juvenile Court working as a trial attorney at a Salt Lake City law firm.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions

Clyde Snow & Sessions is dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Clyde Snow & Sessions is a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon. Our legal expertise spans a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters including white collar criminal defense, government and independent investigations, complex business litigation, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters, and domestic relations. Clyde Snow lawyers understand that certain situations call for experience, connections and expertise that reach beyond legal advice and counsel to achieve the best results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

Two Clyde Snow Attorneys Named "Lawyers of the Year"

SALT LAKE CITY - Best Lawyers recently named Steven Clyde as 2014 Salt Lake City Natural Resources Law “Lawyer of the Year,” and Charles Brown as 2014 Salt Lake City Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Clyde and Mr. Brown received this designation following an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluated their professional peers. As Lawyers of the Year, both attorneys have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions
Clyde Snow & Sessions is dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Clyde Snow & Sessions is a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon. Our legal expertise spans a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters including white collar criminal defense, government and independent investigations, complex business litigation, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters, and domestic relations. Clyde Snow lawyers understand that certain situations call for experience, connections and expertise that reach beyond legal advice and counsel to achieve the best results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

Clyde Snow & Sessions Recognized for the 4th Consecutive Year in 2014 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings

SALT LAKE CITY - Clyde Snow & Sessions is pleased to announce it has earned a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in Utah Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Land Use & Zoning Law, Tax Law and Water Law practices.

Receiving a Tier 1 designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

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Attorney Steven Clyde Appointed to Water Plan Advisory Team

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert announced at the Utah Water Summit today the formation of the State Water Plan Advisory Team. Attorney Steven Clyde has been appointed to the team, which is tasked to develop a set of recommended water management strategies to be considered as part of a 50-year water plan that will provide adequate water supplies while minimizing cost and protecting the environment. Team members are from across the state and represent a variety of water-related interests.

Mr. Clyde is Chair of the Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group at Clyde Snow, and general counsel to the Central Utah Water Conservancy District. He has served on the Utah Legislature’s Water Task Force and on the Executive’s Water Task Force since 2007 to revise Utah’s water laws. Best Lawyers in America named him Best Water Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 as well as being named to Mountain States Super Lawyers 2013 Top 100.

Attorney Brent Baker Quoted in Deseret News Article

Salt Lake City - Attorney Brent Baker was recently quoted in Deseret News article.


Eleven Clyde Snow Attorneys Named Mountain States Super Lawyers

Salt Lake City - Clyde Snow & Sessions is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm's attorneys were selected as Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2013, and three attorneys were named Mountain States Top 100. Attorneys were chosen following a rigorous selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations, analysis of professional achievements, and additional third-party research.

Mountain States Top 100:

Rodney G. Snow
Steven E. Clyde
Neil A. Kaplan

Mountain States Super Lawyers 2013:

Clark W. Sessions, Family Law, Eminent Domain, General Litigation
Rodney G. Snow, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability: Defense
Steven E. Clyde, Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental
Edwin C. (Ted) Barnes, Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Real Estate
Neil A. Kaplan, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation
Perrin R. Love, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Eminent Domain
Dean C. Andreasen, Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Brent R. Baker, Securities Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Brian C. Webber, Health Care, Business Litigation

2013 Rising Stars:

Aaron D. Lebenta, Business Litigation, Appellate, Real Estate
Katherine E. Judd, Employment Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation

Clyde Snow Elects D. Loren Washburn to the Firm's Management Commmittee

SALT LAKE CITY - The law firm Clyde Snow and Sessions has elected D. Loren Washburn to the management committee which oversees the strategic direction of the Firm.

Mr. Washburn joined the Firm in 2011 as a shareholder and is a member of the White Collar Criminal Investigation Practice Group. He is an experienced trial attorney focusing his practice in the areas of criminal tax, white collar, and civil regulatory defense. Most recently, he served as assistant U.S. attorney and deputy chief of white collar crime in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Utah.

Those continuing to serve on the management committee are, Vice Presidents Steven E. Clyde and Edwin C. Barnes, Directors, Dean C. Andreasen, Jennifer A. James and Christopher B. Snow, along with ex officio members Rodney G. Snow, President, and Walter A. Romney, Jr., Treasurer and Managing Director.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions

Clyde Snow & Sessions is dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Clyde Snow & Sessions is a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon. Our legal expertise spans a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters including white collar criminal defense, government and independent investigations, complex business litigation, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters, and domestic relations. Clyde Snow lawyers understand that certain situations call for experience, connections and expertise that reach beyond legal advice and counsel to achieve the best results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

 

Attorney Brian Webber Joins Clyde Snow

SALT LAKE CITY - Clyde Snow & Sessions has hired Brian C. Webber as a shareholder and director in their Salt Lake City office. Mr. Webber is the Chairman of Clyde Snow’s Health Care Practice Group.  In over 15 years of practice, he has represented a wide range of health care professionals, entities, and facilities in both DOPL proceedings and civil litigation. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation, products liability, and other areas in both state and federal courts.  He has successfully tried a number of cases to a jury as lead counsel, and has argued before the Utah Supreme Court and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Webber received a Juris Doctor from University of Utah College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from University of Utah.  Prior to joining Clyde Show he was a shareholder at a Salt Lake City law firm.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions

Clyde Snow & Sessions is dedicated to serving the legal needs of regional, national and international clients. Clyde Snow & Sessions is a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon. Our legal expertise spans a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters including white collar criminal defense, government and independent investigations, complex business litigation, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters, and domestic relations. Clyde Snow lawyers understand that certain situations call for experience, connections and expertise that reach beyond legal advice and counsel to achieve the best results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

Katherine Judd Elected President-Elect of the Utah State Bar's Young Lawyers Division

SALT LAKE CITY - Katherine Judd, a member of Clyde Snow’s Employment Law Group, has been elected President-Elect of the Utah State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Ms. Judd has been a member of YLD since 2007, serving first as an active member and then on the executive board as Secretary since 2010. Through her efforts and those of the executive board, committees, and members themselves, the YLD successfully completed several projects for the community, including Wills for Heroes and Serving our Seniors.

About the Young Lawyers Division
The Young Lawyers Division prides itself as being one of the most active organizations within the Bar. With more than 2,000 members, the YLD seeks to facilitate opportunities for member to provide valuable services for the community, including free legal services through legal clinics across the state, Wills for Heroes, and the Cinderella Boutique. All members of the Utah State Bar in good standing under 36 years of age as well as members who have been admitted to their first state bar for fewer than five years, regardless of age, are automatically members of the Young Lawyers Division.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions
Clyde Snow & Sessions is a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon providing legal counsel and representation in a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters, white collar criminal defense, independent investigation litigation, domestic relations, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters. Clyde Snow lawyers not only put excellence to practice in industry leadership positions and pro bono capacities but also apply their expertise as they pursue extraordinary results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

Attorney Wayne Bennett Joins Clyde Snow

SALT LAKE CITY - Clyde Snow & Sessions has hired Wayne Z. Bennett as a shareholder and director in their Salt Lake City office. Mr. Bennett will focus his practice on business, banking, tax and estate planning. Specifically, he works with people and small businesses in need of structuring assistance, business planning, formation issues, contracts, long and short term development plans, tax related issues, and ultimately business exit strategies.  He helps new and existing clients with all types of issues relating to estate taxation, wills and trusts, and probate.

Mr. Bennett received an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. from University of Idaho College of Law, and a B.S. from Utah State University.  Prior to joining Clyde Snow he was a shareholder at a Salt Lake City law firm.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions
Clyde Snow & Sessions is a full-service law firm with offices in Utah, California and Oregon providing legal counsel and representation in a wide range of fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters, white collar criminal defense, independent investigation litigation, domestic relations, corporate and tax law, banking and transactional matters. Clyde Snow lawyers not only put excellence to practice in industry leadership positions and pro bono capacities but also apply their expertise as they pursue extraordinary results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

 

Attorney Steve Clyde Appointed to Dividing the Waters Board of Advisors

Steve Clyde, Vice President and Shareholder in the Salt Lake City office, was recently appointed to the Board of Advisors of Dividing the Waters. Since 1993, Dividing the Waters has provided a network for judicial officers to communicate with each other in a confidential and collegial setting about substantive and procedural case management issues that arise in complex water cases. Beginning as a discussion forum on western water right adjudications, the Program has evolved to address the most critical water issues facing judges today – climate change, water quality, endangered species and growing cities.

The Board will offer its members the opportunity to contribute in a way that leaves a long-lasting impact on how we resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise from growing demand and a limited supply of clean water, especially in light of climate change. The DTW’s Board of Advisors includes leaders in the water resources community who are dedicated to improving the management and outcomes of general stream adjudications and other complex water-related litigation.

Clyde Snow Opens Offices in California and Oregon

SALT LAKE CITY (January 3, 2013) - Clyde Snow & Sessions is pleased to announce the addition of two western offices to better serve the growing demands of our clients. Our new Los Angeles office will serve client needs in both northern and southern California, while the new Bend, Oregon location will support clients in the northwest.

Mark L. Smith, a lawyer with extensive experience in commercial and white collar litigation, including antitrust, securities, intellectual property, class actions and unemployment, joins the firm as a shareholder and will divide his time between the Los Angeles and Salt Lake City offices.  Reagan Desmond, who was formerly affiliated with the firm and has since focused her practice in the areas of natural resources, water and environmental law, rejoins us of counsel in our Bend, Oregon location.

About Clyde Snow & Sessions
Clyde Snow & Sessions, a full-service law firm provides legal counsel and representation in a wide range of legal fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in a broad range of litigation matters, white collar criminal defense, independent investigation litigation, domestic relations, corporate and tax law, and transactional matters. Clyde Snow lawyers not only put excellence to practice in industry leadership positions and pro bono capacities but also apply their expertise as they pursue extraordinary results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Recognize Clyde Snow & Sessions in the 2013 "Best Law Firm" Rankings

Clyde Snow & Sessions is pleased to announce it has earned a Tier 1 metropolitan ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in Utah Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Natural Resources Law, Tax Law and Water Law practices. The national and metropolitan first tier rankings will be featured in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” stand‐alone publication and are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

“Best Law Firms” was determined by surveying thousands of law firm clients, leading lawyers, law firm managers, partners, associates, marketing officers and recruiting officers. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers publication states that the “Best Law Firms” provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used.

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Brent Baker Featured on Fox Business Segment

SALT LAKE CITY— Clyde Snow Attorney Brent Baker was featured on Fox Business' "Money with Melissa Francis" Tuesday. In a segment entitled,"How Can You Spot a Ponzi Scheme," he offered viewers helpful tips on discerning which investments are safe and avoiding inadvertant entanglement in ponzi schemes. To watch the video segment, click here.  

Steve Clyde Named Water Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

SALT LAKE CITY—Steven E. Clyde, attorney at Clyde Snow & Sessions law firm in Salt Lake City, was recently named Water Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.

Mr. Clyde was named Water Lawyer of the Year after having been listed in Best Lawyers since 1995. He adds this honor to the Outstanding Service award he received from the American Water Resources Association's Utah Section earlier this year.

Mr. Clyde has received several notable awards for his water law work. Last year, he was named Best Water Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America. He has also been consistently ranked among Mountain States Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine's Legal Elite for his work in environmental, natural resources, and water law.

About Clyde Snow>

With nearly 30 attorneys, Salt Lake City law firm Clyde Snow & Sessions provides legal counsel and representation in a wide range of legal fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in white collar criminal defense, independent investigation litigation, domestic relations, corporate law, and transactional matters. Clyde Snow lawyers not only put excellence to practice in industry leadership positions and pro bono capacities but also apply their expertise as they pursue extraordinary results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

Rod Snow Named Among Top 100 Utah Attorneys by Mountain States Super Lawyers

SALT LAKE CITY—Rodney G. Snow, attorney at Clyde Snow & Sessions law firm in Salt Lake City, was recently named a Top 100 Attorney in Utah by Mountain States Super Lawyers.

President of Clyde Snow, Mr. Snow has built a strong White Collar Criminal Defense practice and leads the firm's strong practice group. Having been listed by Mountain States Super Lawyers since 2007 for White Collar Criminal Defense and recognized by other organizations for practice excellence, he is now considered one of Utah's 100 premier attorneys.

This is the most recent honor Mr. Snow has received for dedication to the legal profession, but he has been recognized in a variety of capacities. Prior to being named a Top 100, he was voted President of the Utah State Bar and will complete his term July 2012. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Utah State Bar's Federal Chapter and has been named Distinguished Lawyer of the Year by the Utah State Bar. He is a fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation.

About Clyde Snow

With nearly 30 attorneys, Salt Lake City law firm Clyde Snow & Sessions provides legal counsel and representation in a wide range of legal fields. While continuing to be Utah's premier water law firm, Clyde Snow's practice has greatly expanded, having particular strength, experience, and knowledge in white collar criminal defense, independent investigation litigation, domestic relations, corporate law, and transactional matters. Clyde Snow lawyers not only put excellence to practice in industry leadership positions and pro bono capacities but also apply their expertise as they pursue extraordinary results for their clients. For more information, visit www.clydesnow.com.

Mountain States Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Clyde Snow Attorneys

SALT LAKE CITY—Salt Lake City law firm Clyde Snow & Sessions is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm's attorneys are listed among the 2012 Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Clyde Snow attorneys were chosen following a rigorous selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations, analysis of professional achievements, and additional third-party research. As Super Lawyers, they are considered to be among the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state of Utah for 2012.

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Katherine E. Judd Appointed to National Employment Law Committee and Reelected Secretary of Utah State Bar Division

SALT LAKE CITY— Katherine E. Judd, attorney at Clyde Snow & Sessions law firm in Salt Lake City, was recently appointed Vice Chair of an American Bar Association Committee and reelected Secretary of the Utah State Bar's Young Lawyers Division.

An active member of Clyde Snow's Employment Law Group and the Young Lawyers Division, Ms. Judd was appointed to the ABA Young Lawyers Division as Vice Chair for the Committee on Labor & Employment Law. She will serve under the Co-Chairs as one of three Vice Chairs for the 2012-2013 term beginning in August and will participate in national conferences as well as the Touch 10,000 Program, a member-to-member outreach program designed to connect ABA YLD Ambassadors with new bar admittees.

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