Jason D. Boren

Partner
Salt Lake City

Jason D. Boren is an experienced litigator at both the trial and appellate levels. His litigation practice focuses on complex civil and business litigation disputes involving a wide variety of matters including corporate governance and control, employment, breach of contract, real estate and construction, receivership litigation, intellectual property and false affiliation claims. He also has successfully handled GRAMA appeals and public procurement litigation for the Utah Communications Authority against losing vendors.

Jason has unique experience with protests under the state procurement code and related litigation of public records requests and decisions. Jason secured a winning outcome on issues of first impression before the Utah Supreme Court.

Experience 

Representative Matters

State Procurement and GRAMA

  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Utah Communications Authority et al., 2019 UT 66
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Utah Communications Authority, et al., Case No. 190901673, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Utah Communications Authority, et al., Case No. 190903675, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah 

Corporate Governance / Control

  • Software Forensics LLC v. Thompson, et al. (Fourth District, Utah) Case No. 130401037 (represent dissenting shareholders in fair value appraisal lawsuit)
  • Thompson et al. v. Software Forensics, Inc. et al., Case No. 2:12-cv-338RJS (represented minority shareholders in case involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and conspiracy)
  • MAGE Hertzberg GmBH v. TRA-MAGE, Inc., (Fourth District Utah) Case No. 110402161(represented company in case seeking claims for, among other things, judicial removal of directors, breach of fiduciary duty, intentional interference with contractual relations, judicial dissolution and breach of contract)

Employment

  • Coleman v. Utah State Charter School Bd, (10th Cir. Dec. 16, 2016)
  • Ovard v. Summit County, (D. Utah Dec. 2, 2013))
  • Utah Communications Authority v. Patricia Nelson et al., Case No. 160901578, Third Judicial District Court, Salt Lake County, Utah. Successfully obtained and collected judgment against employee who embezzled funds.

Real Estate / Construction

  • N.Y. Ave. LLC v. Harrison, 2016 UT App 240
  • Young Resources v. Promontory Landfill, 2018 UT App 99
  • Successfully represent real estate brokers, real estate agents and developers in connection with claims asserted by purchasers of real estate for alleged negligence, fraud and non-disclosure. See Stanley v. Slifer Smith & Frampton Par City, Inc. et al. (Fourth District, Utah) Case no. 110500423

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Utah State Bar

Utah Trial Lawyers Association

Salt Lake County Bar Association

Team leader, "Tuesday Night Bar," a volunteer program providing free legal advice, 2000

Former Judge Pro Tempore, Third Judicial District Court, where he heard small claims court matters

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, labor and employment law, (Utah), 2017, litigation: general commercial, (Utah) 2018-2020

Speaking Engagements

Performance Management and the Employee Experience Focused Workplace, Ballard Spahr/Mercer Annual Utah Fall Employment Law Seminar, Jason D. Boren and Kelly Esselman (November 13, 2019)

Employee Experience Focused Workplace, Ballard Spahr webinar, April, 26, 2019

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants: Keep Your Secrets Safe and Your Employees Honest Jason D. Boren and Scott A. Wiseman, Ballard Spahr Annual Utah Fall Employment Law Seminar, November 7, 2018 

Credentials 

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D. 1997)
Staff Member, Journal of Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law; Member, Order of the Coif (awarded to top 10 percent of class); Recipient, William H. Leary Scholar; legal writing teaching assistant

University of Utah (B.A. 1994), cum laude)

Languages

Spanish

Admissions

Utah

U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit