Class Action: Alumni making news, June 2019


Tom Stromberg (’82) named one of Los Angeles’ most influential people
Stromberg has decades of experience counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, as well as financing and corporate structuring projects. In addition to experience leading private equity and venture capital transactions, he regularly advises on joint ventures, spinoffs, mezzanine and junior capital financings and restructurings, asset-based financings, convertible debt financings, multibank credits, underwriting facilities, project financings, debt and equity restructurings, recapitalizations and workouts. Stromberg is known for managing complex cross-border transactions involving parties across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Tom’s background includes a tenure practicing law in Tokyo, and he speaks Japanese. His practice extends across a wide range of industries, including media and entertainment, information technology, aerospace and defense, food and beverage, software, automotive, life sciences, energy, agribusiness, telecommunications, manufacturing and business services.

Kurt Holzer (’92) elected to serve three-year term as Idaho State Bar Commissioner
As trial counsel, Holzer has obtained several seven figure jury verdicts in trucking, dram shop, and premises liability litigation. He has also recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements for his clients. Holzer is also past President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. He is an active presence in the Idaho Legislature and for many years has served as co-chair of the ITLA Governmental Relations committee. Holzer continues to serve, as he has since 1999, as a member of the Professional Conduct Board of the Idaho State Bar. Kurt has published a number of articles on trial preparation and litigation skills as well as a study on Idaho jury behavior. He has also served as the director of the ITLA “Rookie Camp” program teaching new lawyers about plaintiffs’ civil litigation practice.

Matthew Moscon (’94) named Stoel Rives’ Salt Lake City office managing partner
Moscon is a partner of the firm and past chair of the firm-wide Litigation practice group and of the Products Liability and Toxic Torts section in that group. He has practiced before state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies. Moscon is admitted to practice before Utah state and federal courts, the Federal District Court of Arizona, and the Ninth and Tenth circuits of the United States Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and frequently appears before the Utah State Public Service Commission. Moscon has a general litigation practice, though he has particular expertise in energy, regulatory and land use disputes. His energy related work has included trying rate cases and certificate proceedings to verdict before the Utah Public Service Commission and being lead counsel in numerous development, construction and condemnation disputes.

Paul C. Burke (’97) awarded – Utah State Bar Lawyer of the Year
Burke is a shareholder, director, and general counsel of Ray Quinney & Nebeker. He maintains a broad civil litigation practice with an emphasis in the realm of labor and employment law. In his capacity as the Firm’s general counsel, Burke provides legal advice to the Firm’s management and coordinates the Firm’s legal affairs. He also advises other law firms on professional ethics and risk management, and he defends lawyers accused of ethical misconduct or malpractice.

Noella Sudbury (’09) helped organize Salt Lake County expungement day
Sudbury is the Director of the Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Advisory Council and serves as a Senior Policy Advisor on Criminal Justice. She has a B.A. in Political Science, a B.U.S. in Social Justice, and is a 2009 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Following law school, Sudbury clerked for the Honorable Justice Ronald E. Nehring, of the Utah Supreme Court, practiced criminal defense as a public defender and in private practice, and worked as a Vice President and manager of Government Interactions Compliance at Goldman Sachs. She is a past president of the Women Lawyers of Utah, and in 2018, she was awarded the Citizen Service Award from the Unified Police Department and the Young Alumna of the Year award from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Jake Smith (’18) hired as Salt Lake County expungement navigator