PeopleKenneth Ashton

Kenneth Ashton

PeopleKenneth Ashton

  • University of Texas (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Utah (B.A., Economics, minor in Business, cum laude, 1998)

  • State Bar of Utah
    • Business Section, Chair (2015-2016)
  • American Bar Association
  • Snell & Wilmer Legal Opinion Committee, Member

  • “Professionalism & Civility for Transactional Attorneys,” Creator, Co-Presenter, Utah State Bar Summer Convention, Sun Valley, Idaho; Utah Bar Section of General Counsel (2018)
  • "Legal Entities," Presenter, Utah Association of Professional Landmen Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah (April 2014)
  • "Broker-Dealer: Never Make Registration Decisions Based on Assumptions," Contributor, VC Experts (October 24, 2013)
  • "Mid-Career Crisis or Success? The Business Lawyer’s Essential Toolkit Part 2," Co-Presenter, Utah Bar Convention, Snowmass Village, Colorado (July 18, 2013)

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law (2020-2022); Corporate Governance Law (2021-2022)
  • Utah Legal Elite: Corporate Law and Transactions, Utah Business Magazine (2016)
    • Up and Coming (2012)
  • Utah State Bar Business Law Section, Practitioner of the Year (2019) 
  • Utah State Bar Business Section Leadership (2012-2016)
  • Author and proponent of various amendments and modifications to Utah entity statutes

  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Associate (2001-2004)

  • Portuguese

  • Utah
  • New York

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • Supreme Court of New York