Ryan Bell practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation sections, and has expertise in litigating copyright, trademark, unfair competition, commercial contract, and other complex commercial claims. Mr. Bell has broad experience in many other types of litigation, including mass torts, personal injury defense, and employment matters. His current practice focuses primarily on cutting-edge aspects of intellectual property litigation, including cybersquatting, trademark infringement, online piracy, and violations of federal and state trade secrets statutes.
Sam Lambert practices primarily in the area of tax controversy. Mr. Lambert has experience analyzing and litigating complex tax and other legal issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lambert served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division, who oversees all tax settlements and appellate tax litigation in the Department of Justice. Also, as a member of the Appellate Section of the Tax Division, Mr. Lambert successfully handled and argued cases involving a wide variety of taxes and taxpayers in federal appellate courts across the country. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Lambert served as a law clerk to Judge Amalya Kearse on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Rich Madsen is a member of the Firm’s business, corporate, banking and financial institutions, and real property sections. Mr. Madsen maintains a general business law practice as he facilitates transactions associated with the Firm’s clients. Mr. Madsen focuses his practice on commercial transactions and litigation, contract review and drafting, and corporate organizational matters, including business formation and planning. He represents commercial, consumer and real estate lenders in loan documentation, loan workout, foreclosure, equipment financing, and litigation to enforce creditors’ rights. Mr. Madsen has experience with business financing, including equipment finance transactions, asset purchases and sales, and all aspects of real property transactions, including the purchase and sale, financing, leasing, and development of real property. Mr. Madsen also has a financial background as a former institutional investment officer with a major financial banking institution.
Jonathan Pappasideris specializes in assisting employers with employment and labor law litigation and compliance issues, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, breach of contract, non-competition, and workers’ compensation matters. In addition to representing employers in federal court, state court, and before the Utah Labor Commission, Mr. Pappasideris drafts employment agreements and counsels clients on compliance with applicable statutes and regulations in order to anticipate and prevent potential problems before they arise. Although the majority of his practice is dedicated to employment and labor law, Mr. Pappasideris also litigates in a variety of other areas, including commercial and real estate disputes.
Liesel Stevens specializes in employment and commercial litigation. Ms. Stevens’ employment practice focuses on defending employers in litigation matters and advising employers on various state and federal employment laws. She has experience in a wide variety of employment law areas including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In addition, Ms. Stevens represents clients in a broad variety of commercial and business litigation matters, including commercial contract, unfair competition, trade secrets, and other complex commercial claims. She has handled cases in all phases of litigation, including discovery, mediation, arbitration and trial.