Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Determined to be at Fault for Deadly Paradise Wildfire.

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The State of California has determined that PG&E’s transmission lines were the cause of the deadly Paradise, CA wildfire (“Camp Fire”) that destroyed more than 150,000 acres and killed 85 people. NPR published an interesting article covering the State’s findings – PG&E Transmission Lines Caused California’s Deadliest Wildfire. Ray Quinney & Nebeker’s wildfire litigation expert,… Read more »

Mark Pugsley Discusses Utah as ‘Fraud Capital of the U.S.’

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The Deseret News recently interviewed RQN attorney and investment fraud expert, Mark Pugsley, for his input on a new study showing that Utah is indeed the fraud capital of the United States. The article discusses the findings of the study and some of the factors that contribute to the problem of Ponzi Schemes and other… Read more »

Attorneys Challenge State Department’s Refusal to Accept State Court Adoption

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On behalf of RQN’s client, Santosh Lakkaraju, Maria Windham, Chair of RQN’s Immigration Law Practice Group, and associate Brit Merrill filed a complaint in federal court in Salt Lake City this month defending his right to U.S. citizenship against the U.S. State Department after it rejected his state court recognized adoption and denied him a… Read more »

Attorney Brett R. Parkinson Joins Ray Quinney & Nebeker

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This month, Ray Quinney & Nebeker welcomed attorney Brett Parkinson to the firm. Mr. Parkinson focuses his practice on wildfire litigation, and is a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Personal Injury and White Collar Criminal Defense Sections Prior to joining RQN, Mr. Parkinson served as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for… Read more »

RQN Ranked as a Top Leader in Prestigious Chambers USA Guide

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is ranked as a top leader in the 2019 Chambers USA Guide. Chambers USA ranks firms and individual lawyers in bands, with Band 1 being the highest.  Rankings are developed based on research that includes thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and peers. The firm again received Band 1 rankings in… Read more »

Attorney Calvin R. Winder Joins Ray Quinney & Nebeker

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to welcome attorney Calvin R. Winder.  Mr. Winder is a member of the Firm’s Natural Resources, Water, Environmental and Local Government Law, Real Estate and Litigation sections.  He received his J.D. and L.L.M. in International and Comparative Law from Duke University in 2012, and a B.S. in Economics from… Read more »

Charles Livsey Elected to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

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Charles Livsey was recently admitted by The Board of Regents to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Admission to this national organization is based on outstanding professional reputation, exceptional skill, contributions to the practice of tax, trusts and estates by lecturing, writing, teaching, and participating in bar leadership and years of service… Read more »

RQN Represents Utah Minority Bar Association Before Utah Supreme Court

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On March 26, 2019, the Firm filed an amicus curiae brief at the Utah Supreme Court on behalf of the Utah Minority Bar Association.  The Firm accepted this pro bono assignment to argue that DACA-recipients, commonly known as Dreamers, should be eligible for admission to the Utah State Bar. Paul C. Burke, Brit Merrill, Raj… Read more »

Elaina Maragakis will Present at Salt Lake Chamber Cybersecurity Conference

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RQN attorney, Elaina M. Maragakis, will be presenting at the Salt Lake Chamber Cybersecurity Conference, March 27, 2019. Cybersecurity is not just an IT issue, but a general business issue that needs to be integrated into operations. Join us next week for the 2019 Cybersecurity Conference and bring a representative from each of your departments to ensure that… Read more »

Elaina Maragakis: Presenter at Utah Business’ Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy Roundtable

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Every month, Utah Business hosts roundtable events featuring industry insiders. This month they invited the top cybersecurity and digital privacy specialists to discuss security breaches, privacy tools, and mitigating damage. RQN attorney Elaina M. Maragakis was invited to present at the roundtable discussion. Here are a few highlights from the event as cited in Utah Business…. Read more »