Bryon Benevento
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Bryon Benevento

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benevento.bryon@dorsey.com

Overview

COMPANIES TURN TO BRYON TO PROTECT THEIR PRODUCTS, THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THEIR REPUTATIONS WHEN THREATENED BY LITIGATION.
Bryon's trial practice is focused in the areas of intellectual property litigation, healthcare litigation and commercial disputes. He currently serves as regional and national trial counsel for clients in the medical device, dialysis and pharmaceutical fields. His intellectual property litigation experience includes patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, licenses, Lanham Act and copyright infringement matters. Bryon's healthcare litigation experience includes restrictive covenants, medical privileges/credentialing, Stark Act/Kickback violations, ERISA violations and reimbursement disputes. Bryon's commercial litigation experience includes breach of contracts, partnership disputes, fiduciary duty violations, shareholder disputes, real estate development litigation, and real property rights. Bryon has trial experience at all levels of the court system and in varied jurisdictions. He is licensed in the states of New York, Utah and Washington. He has appeared via pro hac vice in approximately 25 states. He has tried cases to verdict in Utah, California, New Mexico, Washington, Idaho and Texas, and represented clients before administrative boards and in arbitration. He is a frequent presenter on a wide range of legal issues including legal ethics, intellectual property and civil procedure. He currently divides his time between offices in Salt Lake City and New York City.

Education & Admissions

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 1988), Note and Comment Editor, Journal of Contemporary Law; Journal of Energy Law & Policy; William H. Leary Scholar; American Jurisprudence Award, Constitutional Law and Anti-Trust

University of Utah (B.S.), cum laude

Admissions

  • New York
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court of New York, Southern Division
  • U.S. District Court of Utah
  • U.S. District Court of Washington
  • State of New York, Supreme Court
  • State of Utah, Supreme Court
  • State of Washington, Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Experience

Representative Work

  • Successfully represented various medical device manufacturers in lawsuits brought by individuals claiming to have been injured by defective medical supplies, products and devices.
  • Successfully represented various pharmaceutical companies in lawsuits brought by individuals claiming to have been injured from dangerous prescription medications.
  • Successfully represented various manufacturers and retailers in Lanham Act, false advertising, and unfair trade practices disputes pertaining to product efficacy claims, labeling claims, and marketing practices.
  • Successfully represented various medical providers in multiple reimbursement actions and benefit disputes involving UCR charges, single patient agreements, plan benefits determinations, medical necessity claims, and breach of provider services contracts. 
  • Successfully represented automotive manufacturers and component part suppliers in voluntary recall campaigns overseen by NHTSA and Transport Canada. 
  • Successfully represented an international software development company in injunctive proceedings and contract actions against five European businesses valued in excess of $10 million. 
  • Secured jury verdicts in favor of automotive manufacturers and recreational vehicle manufacturers in product liability cases involving claims of defective restraints, tires, door latch systems, roofs, and stability and handling. 
  • Successfully represented companies, directors and officers in claims brought by current and former shareholders for securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, theft of corporate opportunities, and conflicts of interest. 
  • Successfully represented companies accused of patent, copyright and trademark infringement.
  • Successfully represented companies sued for construction defects including developers, owners and contractors of highway, resorts and apartment complexes.

News & Resources

Articles

Monsanto's Roundup Case: What's at Stake from a Legal and Policy Perspective
Passive Trademark Licensor Held Not Liable for Product Defect
"How to Protect Your Brand from Counterfeiting," Liability Desk

News & Press Mentions

17 Dorsey Lawyers Recognized by Benchmark Litigation
Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
200 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2024 Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year, and Ones to Watch
Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Dorsey Attorneys in Boise, Missoula, and Salt Lake City
21 Dorsey Attorneys and Four Practices Recognized in 2023 Utah Legal Elite
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes 23 Dorsey Lawyers and Four Practices in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Utah 2023 Legal Elite
Chambers USA 2022 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
18 Dorsey Lawyers Recognized by Benchmark Litigation
Super Lawyers Recognizes 11 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Twenty-three Dorsey Attorneys Named to Utah Legal Elite
Super Lawyers Recognizes 13 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 17 Dorsey Lawyers
Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 17 Dorsey Lawyers
Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
Super Lawyers Recognizes 22 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Partner Bryon Benevento Comments on SCOTUS Asbestos Case
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
15 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 and 2019 Lawyers of the Year
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Salt Lake City
Seventeen Dorsey Attorneys Named to Utah ‘Legal Elite’

Select Presentations

  • Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International Expansion, Cardozo Law School (March 2016)
  • Spoliation of Evidence, Products Liability Advisory Council, PLAC 2014 Fall Conference (October 2014)
  • Trial Academy, Utah State Bar (May 2013)
  • Strategies for Jury Selection, American College of Trial Lawyers (March 2013)
  • Misdiagnosis of Brain Injury, Utah Defense Legal Association (May 2013)
  • Intellectual Property Issues, Tri-State Federal Bar Association (May 2008)
  • Impact of KSR, Tri-State Federal Bar Convention (Fall 2007)

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • China
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and current Vice-Chair of State Committee
  • Former member of the Product Liability Advisory Council through November 2016
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Utah Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Utah
  • Character & Fitness Committee, Member and Past Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association - Resident Member
  • American Inns of Court, Master and Past President
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Tri-State Federal Bar Association & Intellectual Property Group, Member
  • Chair of the University of Utah Alumni Debate Program

Accolades

Chambers USA 2023Chambers 2022Chambers USA 2021  Ranked in Chambers USA 2020  Ranked in Chambers USA 2019 Leading Individual  
Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Ranked in Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual   Ranked in Chambers USA 2014 - Leading Individual

Super Lawyers - Bryon Benevento

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants), Product Liability Litigation (Defendants), 1997-2024
  • Listed as a Salt Lake City Super Lawyer, 2019-2023
  • Named one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers," by Chambers USA (Litigation: General Commercial), 2009-2015, 2017-2023
  • Listed as a New York Super Lawyer, 2009-2022
  • Utah Business Elite: Business Litigation (2009-2011), Civil Litigation (2012, 2014-2015, 2018, 2021), Utah Business Magazine

      

  • Recognized as a "Local Litigation Star – Utah" by Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2019 and 2021-2022
Bryon Benevento