Bryon Benevento
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Bryon Benevento

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benevento.bryon@dorsey.com

Overview

COMPANIES TURN TO BRYON BENEVENTO TO PROTECT THEIR PRODUCTS, THEIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND THEIR REPUTATIONS WHEN THREATENED BY LITIGATION.

Bryon’s practice is focused on product liability defense, IP litigation, construction defects, and commercial disputes. When they work with Bryon, clients receive the legal acumen of a very experienced litigator – he has tried cases to verdict in Utah, California, New Mexico, Washington, Idaho and Texas and has appeared in both federal and state courts in 29 states. Bryon's product liability experience includes wrongful death and personal injury due to defective design, manufacturing, or inadequate warnings. He serves as national counsel for automotive and healthcare companies. His IP litigation experience includes patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, Lanham Act and copyright matters. His construction defect experience includes highway design, resort construction and material liens. Finally, Bryon has extensive commercial litigation experience including breach of contract, business torts, shareholder disputes, ERISA, anti-trust and others.

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

Passive Trademark Licensor Held Not Liable for Product Defect
"How to Protect Your Brand from Counterfeiting," Liability Desk

News & Press Mentions

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 16 Dorsey Lawyers
Super Lawyers Recognizes 19 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
11 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2018 Lawyers of the Year
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 17 Dorsey Lawyers
Super Lawyers Recognizes 18 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
10 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 15 Dorsey Lawyers
Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International Expansion
Dorsey Partner Bryon Benevento Remarks on Global IP Protection
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 15 Dorsey Lawyers
Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Dorsey Lawyers in New York
8 Dorsey Lawyers in New York Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Bryon J. Benevento Expands his Practice to the Firm's New York Office
Super Lawyers Recognizes 12 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Salt Lake City
Dorsey Names Two Salt Lake Partners As Practice Group Co-Chairs
Ten Dorsey Salt Lake Lawyers Recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers
Dorsey Adds Three Experienced Trial Partners In Its Salt Lake Office

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
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Health Care
  • Health Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Products Liability

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

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), 1997-2018
  • Named one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers," by Chambers USA (Litigation: General Commercial), 2009-2015, 2017
  • Listed as a New York Super Lawyer, 2016-2017
  • Listed as a Salt Lake City Super Lawyer, 2009-2014
  • Listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2009-2014
  • Utah Business Elite: Business Litigation (2009-2011), Civil Litigation (2012, 2014-2015, 2018), Utah Business Magazine

      

  • Recognized as a "Local Litigation Star – Utah" by Benchmark Litigation, 2013-2018
Bryon Benevento