Loren Washburn is a skilled trial lawyer focusing his practice in the areas of securities litigation, white-collar criminal defense, civil and criminal tax controversy and civil regulatory defense. He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation including high stakes disputes where the future of the company is at stake.
Loren brings more than eight years of experience as a federal prosecutor to each client representation. A former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and an Assistant U.S. Attorney with oversight of a white-collar crime unit, Loren has tried dozens of trials in federal and state courts, Tax Court, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative proceedings, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations and private arbitrations across the country. His impressive background and deep knowledge of government investigations aid him in representing clients in complex, high-profile matters involving investments, securities regulations, fair trade practices, tax law, tax enforcement, gaming enforcement and other varieties of complex commercial litigation. He has achieved positive outcomes for his clients in criminal, regulatory and civil cases, including prosecution declinations, post-indictment dismissals and favorable trial verdicts.
In addition to representing individuals and companies investigated by the government, Loren represents clients in commercial disputes, especially those with a high likelihood of going to trial. Loren has also taken on pro bono civil rights litigation representing female students against school districts and a high school activities association.
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Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Loren spent nearly a decade in private practice with Salt Lake City law firms. He began his career with a clerkship under the Hon. Stephen H. Anderson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. After his clerkship, Loren became a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division’s Northern Criminal Enforcement Section. After two years of prosecuting cases largely within the Eastern United States, Loren moved to Utah, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and deputy chief of white-collar crime in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah. While with the Department of Justice, he was on the faculty of courses on the federal rules of evidence, as well as substantive white-collar crime.
- Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2002)
- Brigham Young University (B.A., 1998)
- Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Criminal Defense (2018 - present; Rising Star, 2015)
- Utah Business Legal Elite, Criminal Defense Law (2017)
- Martindale-Hubbell®, Peer Reviewed