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Eric Maxfield

Partner

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Eric Maxfield helps clients resolve their most challenging disputes.

He relies on two decades of experience to guide his clients through all aspects of complex commercial litigation – keeping their business goals foremost.  He has obtained significant victories for clients in a variety of litigation matters, including jury trials, arbitrations, and appeals.

Eric represents clients of all sizes, from local and regional businesses in the Rocky Mountain West to significant Fortune 500 corporations.  

Eric also leads the firm’s Salt Lake City office as its Administrative Partner. Previously, he was managing partner for the Salt Lake office of a large regional law firm.

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Experience

  • Jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations
  • Professional liability and malpractice
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Shareholder and corporate ownership disputes
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam
  • Trade secrets and non-compete litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes
     

Client Results

Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Defended premier law firm against breach of fiduciary duty and malpractice claims of $300,000,000

  • Represented accounting firm in qui tam action

  • Represented third party insurance administrator in dispute with SAAS provider

  • Represented Utah manufacturer in pursuing claims against financial guarantors

  • Represented major transportation company in a series of commercial disputes

  • Represented a utility in a series of significant power purchase disputes

  • Represented professional service firm in malpractice and joint venture disputes

  • Defended corporations in products liability and premises liability matters

  • Defended a manufacturer against federal government allegations of violations of the False Claims Act

  • Defended a technology services company against a former employee’s claims of securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract in Utah federal court

  • Defended companies in internal disputes

  • Defended corporations against class action allegations

  • Represented corporations and individuals in real estate disputes

  • Represented owners and professional firms in construction defect and engineering malpractice matters

  • Assisted companies with internal investigations and OSHA investigations resulting from fatality accidents

  • Assisted a major natural gas pipeline company in defeating claims at trial for $500,000,000, and then obtaining, in the same case, a judgment for $110,000,000 on a counterclaim
  • Represented companies in distributorship disputes

  • Represented governmental entity and associated contractor in water rights dispute

  • Represented energy fund in lender liability dispute

Intellectual Property Matters
  • Defended a major aerospace company against allegations of patent infringement

  • Represented a tech company in significant patent disputes

  • Prosecuted, on behalf of a large technology company, claims of patent infringement

Health Care and Insurance Matters
  • Represented regional hospital against commercial claims by former physician

  • Represented health care district against claims involving hospital privileges by physicians

  • Represented medical industry insurer in various corporate matters

  • Assisted companies with insurance coverage disputes and insurance-related counseling

  • Assisted multiple rural health care providers form rural health cooperative network

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, 2016-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2013-2019; Commercial Litigation, 2018-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2012-2018
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2008, 2009
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Civil Litigation
     

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Sherman A. Christensen Inn of Court I, Master of the Bench
  • Leadership Utah, Salt Lake Chamber, Class of 2011
  • ABA State Survey of Class Action Law, Utah Class Action Law, Editor, 2009-present
  • Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3rd Ed., on Energy Litigation, Contributor
  • Utah State Bar - Futures Commission, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Member
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
     
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