International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Matt Durham has joined its Labor & Employment practice as a Partner in the Salt Lake City office.

Matt defends employers in Utah and throughout the west before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in disputes involving employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, drug testing, leave, noncompetition, workplace torts, benefits and labor/occupational safety issues. In addition to litigation, he routinely advises employers on developing and implementing personnel policies and complying with state and federal employment laws across a range of industries, including consumer products, retail, manufacturing, and education.

“In a vibrant economy such as we have in Utah and the region, top-tier talent in employment law is crucial to serving our clients,” said Nolan Taylor, Dorsey Partner and Head of the Salt Lake City Office. “Matt’s track record of client successes in employment law further strengthens the broad scope of services Dorsey has established in Salt Lake City.”

Prior to joining Dorsey, Matt was a partner and previous chair of the Labor & Employment Group with Stoel Rives. Matt is one of 10 Stoel Rives attorneys who joined Dorsey’s Salt Lake City office since March.

The addition of Matt to the firm’s Labor & Employment team in Utah follows a recent expansion of Dorsey’s highly-regarded intellectual property law practice earlier this year in its Salt Lake City office. Former Stoel Rives attorneys Catherine Parrish Lake, Aaron Barker, Matthew Bethards, Jason McCammon, Jordan Olsen, Richard Green, Jeremy Barton, Andrew Wasden, and Nathan Searcy have also joined Dorsey since March of this year.

“The growth of our Salt Lake City office and our ability to provide consistent value to clients across the Mountain West region go hand-in-hand,” said Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey. “Investing in key talent paves the way for Dorsey to create meaningful outcomes for those we represent in Salt Lake City and around the world.”