Jacqueline Mabatah

Jacqueline Mabatah

Salt Lake City

Jacqueline is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group specializing in commercial disputes and litigation. She represents financial services companies, businesses, and individuals in litigation involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), False Claims Act (FCA), state voidable transfer statutes, and state consumer protection statutes. In addition, Jacqueline has experience representing clients in disputes involving breaches of contract, real property litigation, including obtaining several successful quiet title rulings, and enforcement of restrictive covenants in employer-employee disputes. She works effectively with clients to meet their objectives and to resolve claims through either litigation or alternative dispute resolution means. Jacqueline has represented clients in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level.

Before beginning her legal career, Jaqueline conducted research on the socioeconomic effects of HIV/AIDS as an intern in the Office of National AIDS Policy at the White House and as a Fulbright Scholar in Mumbai, India.



Representative Matters

  • Defended a transnational company in a federal jury trial involving the anti-retaliation provision of the False Claims Act.
  • Defended a multi-state solar company in multi-state litigation involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act and alleged violations of myriad state statutes.
  • Obtained favorable judgments for multiple clients in quiet title actions brought in the State of Utah.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

After law school, Jacqueline worked with Human Rights First, a nonprofit international human rights organization, where she facilitated workshops for adults with children seeking asylum by completing their I-589 Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal forms.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Evelyn J. Furse, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, September 2017-September 2019

Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter, “Employment Law Year in Review“, Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment CLE, November 16, 2022

Co-Presenter, “Case Law Update,” Utah Bar Securities Section Annual Conference, October 28, 2022

Co-Presenter, “ESG: HR’s Critical Role in the ‘S,’” Ballard Spahr Labor and Employment CLE, November 11, 2021

Board Memberships & Community Service

UAF Legacy Health, Board Member

YMCA of Northern Utah, Board Member

Utah Black Lawyers Association, Board Member


Jaqueline contributes to the firm’s Money Laundering Watch blog. Read posts by Jacqueline here.



Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 2016)
Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives

Boston College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2011)



District of Columbia


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit