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Two New Associates Join Maschoff Brennan

May 20, 2022

PARK CITY –  Maschoff Brennan is pleased to welcome Ciera Archuleta and Chris D. Wade as our newest associate attorneys joining our firm’s growing litigation practice.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ciera and Chris. They both bring significant experience, intellectual ability, and outstanding work ethic to our team” said Litigation Practice Chair C.J. Veverka.  “We have tremendous confidence in them and know they will be integral to our continued success in achieving exceptional results for our clients.”

Ciera Archuleta will call our Salt Lake City office home and focuses her practice on litigation spanning all types of intellectual property issues including patent litigation, copyright infringement, trade secret, and complex civil litigation.

Ciera graduated from the University of Utah in 2016 with degrees in Political Science and International Studies. She went on to graduate from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2019. While in law school, Ciera served on the Utah Law Review as an Articles Editor and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable David Nuffer at the Federal District Court for the District of Utah.

Chris D. Wade specializes in a variety of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving contract enforcement, intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, employment disputes, unlawful competition, and fraud.  He has widespread experience representing clients in State and Federal Court, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and settlement negotiations. He has also represented clients in international arbitration.

During law school, Chris worked as an extern for Judge David Nuffer on the Federal District Court for the District of Utah, Justice Matthew B. Durrant on the Utah Supreme Court, and Judge Carolyn B. McHugh on the Utah Court of Appeals prior to Judge McHugh being appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was also a Senior Editor of the BYU Law Review.  Chris will be based out of the firm’s Salt Lake City office.

About Maschoff Brennan

Maschoff Brennan provides legal counsel and representation to some of the world’s most innovative companies. With 45 attorneys and offices in the technology-focused regions of Utah and California, our attorneys are known for having the breadth of experience and the forward-thinking insight needed to handle complex technological and business issues across all industries and geographic boundaries. In addition, we have extensive experience representing clients before the ITC, PTAB, TTAB, and other administrative agencies in Washington D.C.

Chris D. Wade

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