Holland & Hart's Cecilia Romero Appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge in Salt Lake City, Utah

The U.S. District Court Judges for the District of Utah have appointed Holland & Hart’s Cecilia Romero to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge for the District of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, effective June 1. Romero will replace Magistrate Judge Brooke C. Wells when she retires from the bench later this year.

Romero is a seasoned employment and commercial litigator, representing and defending companies in federal and state court litigation in a wide range of commercial disputes and employment-related matters. She has also investigated and responded to charges filed with the EEOC and UALD. As a trusted employment advisor, she has counseled companies on issues from hiring and firing to policy creation and implementation to managing leaves under the ADA and FMLA.

In addition to building a successful practice, Romero has been extensively involved in organizations committed to improving diversity in the legal profession including the Utah Minority Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean’s Diversity Council. Passionate about providing legal services to underrepresented individuals, Romero served on the Third District Pro Bono Committee of the Utah State Bar and has dedicated significant time throughout her legal career to pro bono work. She has also served on the Salt Lake Valley Hospitals Governing Board for Intermountain Health Care, Inc.


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