International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Peggy Hunt, a partner in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been appointed to the Utah Securities Commission by Governor Gary R. Herbert.

Ms. Hunt joins four other Utah citizens to support the Utah Division of Securities in setting policy, adopting rules, and adjudicating enforcement actions brought by the Division.  Each member is appointed by the governor and serves a four-year term. Ms. Hunt serves on the Commission as a representative member of the Securities Section of the Utah State Bar.

Ms. Hunt has been working in the area of bankruptcy and receivership law for more than 25 years and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She serves as a Panel Chapter 7 trustee for the District of Utah, and she has represented distressed companies, banks and other creditors, equity holders and Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in all aspects of the workout, restructuring and liquidating process, including in related litigation. Ms. Hunt also serves as lead counsel to trustees and equity receivers appointed in some of the largest Ponzi and securities fraud cases in Utah, and she currently serves as a federal equity receiver.

“I'm honored to receive this appointment and look forward to working with the great staff at the Utah Division of Securities and other members of the Securities Commission to assist in carrying out the important work of the Commission,” said Ms. Hunt.