Jennifer A. Whitlock

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Jennifer A. Whitlock

Email: jwhitlock@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.531.8900

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Biography

Jennifer A. Whitlock has over 20 years of experience in litigation and appeals, advising and representing clients in a broad range of matters including shareholder and partnership disputes, contract, antitrust, employment, defamation actions, and intellectual property. She has worked on a variety of criminal appeals including search and seizure cases, as well as petitions for post-conviction relief.
Jennifer is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of Appellate Practice.

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Professional

Admitted to Utah State and Federal Courts

American Bar Association

Former Member, Utah State Bar Character and Fitness Committee

Representative Projects

Represented minority shareholders in a Utah business on claims of misappropriation of corporate assets, successfully enforced an agreement to arbitrate and obtained a multi-million dollar arbitration award, and successfully defended the arbitration award on appeal to the United States District Court and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Represented former partners in a commercial venture before the Utah Supreme Court in a successful constitutional challenge to Utah's split recovery provision on punitive damage awards, preserving a multi-million dollar punitive award on claims for fraud and conversion of partnership assets.

Represented a private water company in antitrust claims against a Utah county, obtaining a ruling by the Utah Supreme Court that the county was not immune from the antitrust claims under Utah law.

Represented a national insurer in successful resolution and dismissal of a class action suit regarding insurance payments.

Represented local and national broadcasters in various matters relating to newsgathering, invasion of privacy, defamation actions, reporter's privilege, GRAMA, and fair use issues.

Education

J.D., University of Michigan, 1992

B.A. Economics, Columbia University, 1989

Community Service

Past member and President, Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake

Co-Founder, Utah Moms for Clean Air

Co-Founder, Breathe Utah

Reading and math tutor, Salt Lake School District elementary schools

Mentor, People Helping People