David is the Salt Lake City office managing partner and specializes in complex business litigation, including IP litigation. He began his career clerking for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In the two decades since, he has represented clients in complex business litigation, involving breach of contract, business torts, fraud, negligence and defamation. David also has extensive experience representing clients in IP litigation, involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and trade dress.

David is regularly retained by some of the largest cities in Utah to represent them in cases involving civil rights, government contracting and emergency medical licensing. His commercial litigation experience in other substantive areas includes natural resources, water rights, environmental contamination, federal Native American law, bankruptcy, and securities and antitrust disputes, involving the transfer of restricted stock, stock price manipulation, regulatory investigations and violations of the Sherman and Clayton Acts.

 

David has been recognized as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (Litigation: General Commercial) and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer® (Business and Intellectual Property Litigation). 

 

When not representing his clients, David enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, playing sports (mostly golf, baseball and basketball) and running, hiking, and biking through Utah’s great outdoors. 

 

 

Contact info:

david.mortensen@stoel.com

P: 801.578.6909

 

 

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David L. Mortensen - America's Top 50 Lawyer- Patent Law - Utah