Mr. Woodwell focuses his practice on securities enforcement, regulatory defense, government and independent investigations, and white-collar defense. He represents corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement investigations and litigation before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other federal and state agencies. Mr. Woodwell is a past chair of the Securities Section of the Utah State Bar Association.
Mr. Woodwell also represents whistleblowers in filing tips under the SEC, CFTC and IRS whistleblower programs. In addition, Mr. Woodwell represents harmed investors in securities class actions, arbitrations and private actions.
Prior to joining Clyde Snow, Mr. Woodwell served as the Director of the Utah Division of Securities for 10 years. During his tenure at the Division, Mr. Woodwell oversaw and litigated hundreds of complex enforcement investigations and served as the Ombudsman and the Enforcement Section Chair for the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). Before his service with the Division, Mr. Woodwell spent several years in Washington D.C. and overseas in the National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency. He has also previously served as Associate General Counsel to the Utah State Legislature.
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (1995)
Stephen L. Richards Scholar
Education and Law Journal
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy; Minor: International Relations, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University (1991)
Ezra Taft Benson Scholar
National Merit Scholar
Former Enforcement Section Chair, North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
Panelist, “Ethical Considerations for Protecting Confidential Information in the Age of Cybersecurity Breaches, Crypto-Currencies and ICOs,” Utah State Bar Annual Securities Law Workshop (Park City, UT – September 2018)
Awards and Honors
Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Securities (2021-2022)