Neil A. Kaplan

Director and Shareholder, Co-Chair of White Collar Crime/Regulatory Practice Group

(801) 433-2410


Mr. Kaplan is a director and shareholder of the firm. His practice focuses on white collar crime investigations and trials, internal corporate investigations, criminal tax, securities, environmental, defense procurement, and related civil and administrative proceedings.

  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center (1973), Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal (1970-73)
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University (1969)
Awards and Honors
  • Utah Legal Elite, Criminal Defense, Utah Business Magazine (2016, 2018-2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White Collar (2015-2024)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation (2008-2023)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2015)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers (2013)
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Faculty Positions
  • Adjunct Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (1990-1998)
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (1981-1982)
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Government Service
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office (Washington, DC) (1974-1978)
  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Fraud Section (1979-1981)
  • “Precluding Use of a Co-defendant’s Civil Deposition in a Joint Criminal Trial,” Complex Crimes Journal (ABA) (1991)
  • “The Convictions that Weren’t: McNally’s Bombshell,” Criminal Justice (ABA, Winter 1988)
  • “Parallel Grand Jury and Administrative Agency Investigations,” ABA Press (1981)
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Federal Criminal Procedure Committee)
  • Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, Utah State Bar
  • Former Master of Bench, A. Sherman Christiansen, American Inns of Court I
Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake
  • Board of Directors, I. J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center (Past President)
  • Board of Directors, Hillel for Utah
Court of Admissions
  • Utah State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals-District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia State Courts

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