Walter A. Romney

Director and Shareholder

(801) 433-2456

Walter Romney Utah Attorney

Mr. Romney has practiced at Clyde Snow since his graduation from law school in 1997. His practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including employment disputes litigation, intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, commercial litigation, shareholder and corporate governance litigation, and white collar criminal defense. He also has considerable experience litigating securities enforcement actions, construction disputes and eminent domain cases. Elected as a director in 2004, Mr. Romney acted as the managing director from 2010-2016, and is on the technology and recruiting committees.

Bar Admissions

Utah (1997)

  • Juris Doctor, University of Utah College of Law (1997)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, minor: Japanese cum laude, University of Utah (1991)
Awards and Honors
  • Best Lawyers – Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Intellectual Property (2024)
  • Federal Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award (2022)
  • Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation, Utah Business Magazine (2015-2022)
  • James B. Lee Mentoring Award, Utah State Bar (2019)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2017-2023)
  • William H. Leary Scholar (1997)
  • Dean’s List (1986-1990)
  • President’s Award (1987-1989)
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell®
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Tenth Circuit (2008)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (2005)
Government Service
  • Judicial Intern, Justice Richard C. Howe, Utah Supreme Court (1996-1997)
Speaking Engagements
  • “Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now,” National Business Institute (May 2014)
Representative Cases
  • State of Utah v. Johnson, 2012 UT 68 (modifying state law concerning 402 reductions)
  • Ogden City Redevelopment Agency v. Ontario Specialty Contracting, Inc., 2008 WL 852185, (D. Utah 2008) (defense of construction claim)
  • Lemmon v. Envirocare of Utah, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29619 (D. Utah) (defense of federal false claims act action)
  • Café Rio, Inc. v. Costa Azul Holdings, LLC, 2005 WL 2264135 (D. Utah 2005) (prosecution of action for misappropriation of trade secrets)
  • Peters v. Pine Meadow Ranch Home Ass’n, 151 P.3d 962 (Utah 2007) (litigation concerning rights of home owners association)
  • Hentsch Henchoz & Cie v. Gubbay, 106 P.3d 718 (Utah 2005), cert. denied, 546 U.S. 812 (2005) (securities fraud litigation)
Pro Bono Activities
  • President and Board of Trustees Member, Utah Bar Foundation
  • Past President and Board of Trustees, Guadalupe Schools

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