Business and privacy attorney Michael Steck

WORK ETHIC
Michael is a fierce advocate for your legal needs. He prides himself on being extremely honest. Michael’s name and reputation mean a great deal to him; as such, he will do everything he ethically and morally can to advocate your interests. Michael is only a phone call or email away and ready to help at a moment’s notice.

CLARIOR LAW | Nov 2011 – Present

  • Transactions – drafted and negotiated numerous types of transactions including intellectual property, technical, ecommerce, and antitrust considerations
  • Business – spearhead creation, maintenance, sale and dissolution of diverse business organizations (C-corp, S-corp, LLC, etc)
  • Privacy/Security – draft privacy policies for data storage/use, employees and HI
  • Internet – prepare terms of use/privacy notice/intellectual property and subscription agreements
  • Litigation – craft negotiated settlements and litigate employment and commercial agreements
  • Property – transactions involving commercial brokers, properties and lease agreements
  • Employment – formulate employment/HR manuals & employment agreements / federal laws

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Garretson Group
 Charlotte, NC – Private Resolution – Sep 2011 – Nov 2011

  • Executed private resolution for mass settlements and crafted audit protocols
  • Negotiated and drafted agreements with recovery agencies and plaintiff law firms

Siegfried and Jensen Murray, UT – Law Clerk  Jan 2009 – Aug 2009

  • Drafted pre-trial and appellate briefs for state and federal litigation
  • Research with focus on state insurance requirements to mass tort false claims acts

EDUCATION

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law 

Juris Doctorate degree – Dec 2010

University of Utah

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude – Aug 2007

ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Utah State Bar #13870
Member in good standing

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)  

SPEAKING/PRESENTATIONS

Search Marketing Expo – SMX East – New York, NY | Oct 2015
“Protecting your brand from fraud, infringement and data breach”

Utah Privacy Summit – Lehi, UT | May 2015
“Best Practices for Managing Employee Privacy

Utah Continuing Legal Education – Fall Forum – Salt Lake City, UT | Nov 2013
“Practice Implications for BATFE Regulatory Changes to Gun Trusts

 S.J. Quinney College of Law – Solo Support Panel – Salt Lake City, UT | Oct 2012
“What I Wish I’d Known When I Started a Firm”

LANGUAGE
Japanese | Speaking fluency, reading and writing proficiency

INTERNATIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Utah Heavy Athletics Association, Counsel | Sep 2014 – May 2015
  • Salt Lake South Friends of NRA, Chairman | Jan 2012 – Sep 2014
  • Military deployment to Camp Bucca, Iraq | Jun 2007 – Jun 2008
  • Volunteer for LDS Church to Nagoya, Japan | Mar 2002 – Mar 2004
  • Military deployment to Camp Doha, Kuwait | Aug 2001 – Feb 2002
  • UT Army Nat’l Guard, Non-Commissioned Officer | Jun 2000 – Aug 2008