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Derek Kearl


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

Derek effectively represents clients, guiding them through the complexities of civil litigation cases before state and federal courts and in securities enforcement actions before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In addition to his practice representing auditors, Derek also has significant experience in virtually all aspects of litigation before state and federal courts throughout the country.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Derek was an associate at Howrey LLP, where he represented one of the Big Four accounting firms in professional negligence actions, securities class actions, and securities enforcement actions and investigations. He also played a key role on a trial team that successfully represented an audit partner of a large accounting firm before an administrative law judge, resulting in the dismissal of all charges.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2020-2023
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2018, 2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Securities Litigation, 2008, 2015-2016; Business Litigation, 2017
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2018-2022
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation, 2015, 2016, 2020-2022

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar, Member
    Litigation Section
    Young Lawyers Division Community Service Committee 2006-2007
  • Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Leadership Utah, Class of 2011-2012

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