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Darren Reid

Partner

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Darren Reid represents corporations and individuals in complex litigation involving a wide range of business and technology-related matters.

Darren is a trusted advisor for technology and software companies and has experience litigating and resolving various business disputes. His experience includes commercial, employment, professional liability and malpractice, and white-collar litigation. He handles matters in state and federal courts, including jury trials, bench trials, and other hearings. He is also experienced in resolving disputes in arbitrations and mediations.

Darren institutes and defends claims involving contracts, professional service relationships, employment and non-compete issues, business dissolutions, fraud, and trade secret misappropriations.  

Darren has experience counseling law firms and attorneys in matters before the Utah State Bar. He also assists companies and individuals in responding to investigations by federal agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and state agencies such as the Department of Occupational Licensing.

Prior to joining the firm, Darren clerked for Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court.
 

Experience

  • Counsel clients and develop dispute strategy 
  • Draft pleadings and other motions 
  • Argue at court and other hearings 
  • Conduct settlement conferences and mediations 
  • Prepare witnesses and experts for trial 
  • Engage in trials and arbitrations

Client Results

Commercial Litigation
  • Obtained $2M sanctions award for software client regarding opposing side’s discovery abuses.

  • Successfully defended a charitable foundation in a five-day arbitration related to contractual claims for over $20M.

  • Obtained summary judgment for retail client against international store licensee.

  • Obtained summary judgment for bank client in mortgage avoidance matter.

  • Defeated summary judgment for entrepreneur regarding ownership of software.

  • Obtained eviction and attorneys' fees for lender client in commercial lease dispute.

  • Defeated claims of over $30M for international construction client in dispute related to major Utah residential development.

Professional Liability & Malpractice
  • Defended large law firm against professional malpractice claims totaling $345 million, resulting in a successful resolution for client.

  • Obtained waiver for Utah State Bar applicant in a decision issued by the Utah Supreme Court.

  • Defended and successfully defeated complaints to the Utah State Bar for law firm/attorney clients.

White Collar Investigations
  • Represented direct-marketing, pharmacy, and textbook companies in multi-million dollar government investigations by the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency, and U.S. Postal Service.

  • Represented individuals in investigations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Utah Division of Securities, and Utah Department of Occupational & Professional Licensing.

  • Conducted internal investigations for companies related to the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Sherman and Clayton Acts.

Employment Litigation
  • Resolved numerous employment disputes for employers, including business dissolution, non-compete, trade-secret, and wrongful termination disputes.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Utah Business Magazine, Forty Under 40 Award Winner 
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah Valley University Alumni Board of Trustees 
  • Utah State Bar, Member 
  • Inns of Court, Member
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