International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Peggy Hunt, a partner in the Firm’s Salt Lake City office, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Utah Bar Foundation.

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 has represented distressed companies, 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.

“Peggy is dedicated to her colleagues and community, as demonstrated by her active role in numerous professional and civic organizations,” said Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “She is a tremendous attorney and leader who can truly aid the Utah Bar Foundation in achieving its goals as she serves on its Board.”

The Utah Bar Foundation is a non-profit corporation that funds programs that improve the administration of justice, provides for law-related education, and increases access to justice for the poor and disabled in Utah. Since 1983, the Utah Bar Foundation has made more than $5 million in grants to Utah non-profits that meet its mission.