PeopleZaven A. Sargsian
Zaven A. Sargsian

Zaven A. Sargsian

PeopleZaven A. Sargsian

  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 2013) 
    • High Honors 
    • CALI Award: Constitutional Law II, Business Organizations, Antitrust, Arbitration
    • Senior Articles Editor and Executive Symposium Editor, Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 
    • Lionel Frankel Public Interest Summer Fellow (2013) 
    • Quinney Fellow (2012-2013) 
  • University of Utah (B.S., Finance and Political Science, 2009) 

  • Utah State Bar Leadership Academy (class of 2020-2022)
  • Utah Minority Bar Association 
    • Treasurer (2016-2020) 
  • Utah Minority Bar Foundation 
    • Treasurer and Board Member (2016-2020) 
  • Utah State Bar, Cyberlaw Section 
    • Chair (2019-2020)
    • Vice Chair (2018-2019) 
    • Secretary (2017-2018)
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Legal Clinic, Legal Consultant 
  • Obtained clemency for a client through the Obama Administration Clemency Initiative 
  • Represented online activist in a federal defamation action 
  • Regular participant in Utah Expungement Day 

  • "Litigation Holds and the GDPR," Co-Author, Today's General Counsel (September 27, 2018)
  • “Legal Primer on Current Data Privacy, Cyber Security, GDPR, & Data Breach Laws,” Co-Presenter, Utah State Bar Summer Convention (July 28, 2018)
  • "What Utah Companies Need to Know About Utah Cybersecurity Law," Co-Author, Utah Business Journal (January 17, 2018)
  • “Social Medial in the Workplace,” Co-Presenter, Seventh Annual Salt Lake City Fall Employment Law Seminar (November 1, 2017)
  • “Turn the Other Cheek: Avoiding Retaliation in the Employment and Whistleblower Context,” Co-Presenter, Salt Lake SHRM Employment Law Seminar (April 16, 2015)
  • “The Fair Labor Standards Act: Beware The Vengeful (and Unpaid) Intern,” Author, 43 The Enterpriser Journal (2014)
  • “Will Government’s New Crowdfunding Rules Help or Hurt Utah?” Author, The Salt Lake Tribune (2014)

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Business Litigation (2016-2018, 2020-2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2022-2023)

  • Ballard Spahr LLP, Associate (2014-2018) 
  • Shumway Van & Hansen, Associate (2013-2014) 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Judicial Intern to Judge David Nuffer (2012-2013) 
  • Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., Summer Associate (2012) 
  • Utah Court of Appeals, Judicial Intern to Judge Stephen L. Roth (2012) 

  • Armenian

  • Utah

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Utah