International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Peggy Hunt, a partner in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been named President-Elect of the Federal Bar Association (FBA)–Utah Chapter.

Ms. Hunt primarily practices before the Federal Courts and has been involved in the leadership of the Utah Chapter of the FBA since 2012. She has 25 years of experience in trial and appellate court experience in bankruptcy and other matters, including representation of Chapter 11 trustees in large Ponzi and securities fraud cases, corporate debtors, committees, and creditors. Ms. Hunt also serves on the Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for the District of Utah and represents receivers appointed in SEC civil enforcement actions. She regularly speaks on topics involving bankruptcy and receivership law, and she is a Contributing Author for the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.

The FBA was established in 1920 and it is now the largest national association of lawyers and judges in federal courts. The FBA consists of more than 16,000 federal lawyers, including 1,200 federal judges, who work together to promote the sound administration of justice and integrity, quality and independence of the judiciary. Next year, the Utah Chapter and its nearly 350 members will play host to the FBA’s annual meeting in September.

“Peggy is dedicated to her colleagues and community, as demonstrated by her active role in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the FBA,” said Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “She is a tremendous attorney and leader, and we are thrilled that she has been named President-Elect of the FBA’s Utah Chapter.”