Foley Expands Salt Lake City Presence with Addition of Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

15 February 2022 Media Contact: Jen Dilworth News

Firm strengthens capabilities in Health Care and Life Sciences, Energy, Manufacturing, and Innovative Technology Sectors to provide a full service offering to the region

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm has significantly expanded its Salt Lake City office and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group as Ken Black, Monica Call, David Jordan, and David Mortensen join as partners, and Jordan Bledsoe and Wesley Harward join as senior counsel. The addition of this team of highly skilled and respected lawyers, who will work collaboratively across the firm’s Health Care and Life Sciences, Energy, Manufacturing, and Innovative Technology Sectors, enables Foley to provide a full-service offering in the region.

The group focuses on complex business litigation, advising on areas such as intellectual property (IP), securities, commercial contracts, business tort, antitrust and unfair competition, and professional liability. They have represented business and individual clients on a number of civil matters, including environmental cases and mining cases, as well as IP litigation involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and trade dress.

“We are pleased to add such a stellar team of great lawyers to our growing office in the dynamic Salt Lake City market,” said Jay Rothman, Foley’s chairman & CEO. “The team brings a sophisticated and holistic approach to complex business litigation in our key sectors and will enhance our client service both in the Salt Lake City area and across the country.”

The incoming group commented, “Foley offers a broad platform and substantial resources that will enable us to expand our practices and better serve the legal needs of our clients. Additionally, the firm’s commitment to client service and its open and collaborative culture is exactly the right platform for us. We are excited to join the firm’s growing presence in Salt Lake City and look forward to building upon Foley’s strong reputation nationwide.”

This group helps build continued momentum for Foley in Salt Lake City, following the addition of the Intellectual Property Litigation Team in October 2021.

Ken Black – Partner

Ken Black’s practice encompasses complex business litigation, with an emphasis on intellectual property, securities, professional liability, and other commercial disputes. He represents clients in trademark, trade dress, copyright, right of publicity, and patent disputes. Black has also handled commercial litigation in a variety of other substantive areas, including antitrust, real property, construction, franchise/distribution, and other contract and tort matters.

Monica Call – Partner

Monica Call has extensive experience in business litigation, focusing on commercial contracts, business tort, antitrust and unfair competition, intellectual property, securities, professional liability, and corporate governance disputes. She represents businesses and individual clients in government investigations and corporate control cases, and she has also litigated license agreements, trademark, and patent disputes.

David Jordan – Partner

David Jordan’s practice focuses on commercial litigation. He represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex business litigation, antitrust cases, intellectual property cases, mining cases, securities cases, government investigations, and other commercial disputes. David is the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah.

David Mortensen – Partner

David Mortensen represents clients in complex business litigation involving intellectual property, breach of contracts, business torts, fraud, negligence, and defamation. He regularly works with Utah’s largest cities in cases involving civil rights, government contracting, and emergency medical litigation. Mortensen’s commercial litigation experience in other substantive areas includes natural resources, water rights, environmental contamination, federal Native American law, bankruptcy, and securities and antitrust disputes.

Jordan Bledsoe – Senior Counsel

Jordan Bledsoe represents clients in a wide range of disputes, including matters involving breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, Lanham Act violations, trademark and copyright infringement, business torts, partnership disputes, products liability, and personal injury defense.

Wesley Harward – Senior Counsel

Wesley Harward represents clients in matters involving contract disputes, business torts, and intellectual property. He also has experience drafting and preparing opinions for publication, drafting bench memoranda, and researching legal issues in both civil and criminal cases.

About Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.

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