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Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood

Firm Profile

Salt Lake City

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  • 170 South Main Street
  • Suite 1100
  • Salt Lake City
  • Utah
  • USA
  • UT 84101

Firm profile submitted by Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood

Managing Partners: James E. Magleby, Edgar R. Cataxinos
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 17
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Ukranian 

Based in Utah, Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood (‘MCG’) continues to prove that in litigation, Smart Beats Big. Focusing on intellectual property, business litigation, patents and prosecution, and other complex legal issues, MCG reach goes far outside the state, working with a wide range of local, national, and international clients. The lawyers of MCG have earned their reputation for hard work, tenacity and results through decades of experience, and continue to prove themselves with numerous successful case results.


- Complex Intellectual Property Litigation
8 Partners; 5 Associates
- Trade Secrets, Computer Code Cases, Trademarks and False Advertising, Internet Litigation 

- Complex Business Litigation
8 Partners; 5 Associates
- Business and Civil litigation, Breach of Contract, Business Dissolution, Business Torts, Securities Law, Business Fraud

- Patents and Prosecution
3 Partners; 2 Associates

- Complex Legal Issues
9 Partners; 7 Associates
-  Pre-Litigation Negotiation of Complex Disputes, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Loan Modification, Condemnation, Federal Government Contracts/Section 8(a), High Stakes Probate Litigation, Multijurisdictional Litigation, Multi-level Marketing, Real Estate and Construction Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense

USA Power LLC v. PacifiCorp; MCG partner Peggy Tomsic has handled this case since it was filed in 2006. Ms. Tomsic and MCG partner James Magleby, along with MCG attorney Eric Schnibbe, tried this case to a jury in April and May 2012, obtaining a verdict of approximately $134MM.

In May 2016, after oral argument in Fall 2015 and briefing which took over a year to complete, the Utah Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s rulings in support of the verdict, resulting in $122MM being paid to the firm’s clients. This successfully brought to close the more than 11 years of representation. It is believed this case is the largest jury verdict ever affirmed in Utah, and the largest trade secret verdict obtained in the state

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. v. Nutraceutical Corporation; MCG represented Nutraceutical Corporation in an appeal from a bench trial in the Eastern District of Wisconsin to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the district court entered judgment against Nutraceutical Corporation, holding that it had failed to establish continuous use of its common law trademark ‘BugOff’ and entered a permanent injunction against Nutraceutical Corporation, the Seventh Circuit overturned the district court’s decision holding that Nutraceutical had established continuous use of its common law trademark

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (‘PPAU’); MCG represents PPAU against Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert and others (collectively, the ‘Defendants’), alleging violation of PPAU’s rights under the United States Constitution as a result of the Governor’s directive that all state agencies stop providing state-administered federal funding to PPAU (the ‘Directive’). PPAU alleges that the Directive was issued in retaliation for its exercise of its First Amendment rights. On September 29, 2015, MCG obtained a TRO from the district court, enjoining Defendants from carrying out the Directive. A preliminary injunction was later denied. MCG successfully moved the Tenth Circuit for an injunction pending the appeal of the denial of a Preliminary Injunction. On July 12, 2016, the Tenth Circuit reversed the denial of a preliminary injunction. On April 28, 2017, the parties filed a stipulated preliminary injunction was then entered by the Court. In May of 2017, the case was dismissed per the request of PPAU

Key Clients:
■ ClearOne, Inc.
■ NutraCeutical Corporation
■ USA Power
■ GeoMetWatch Corporation
■ Planned Parenthood of Utah
■ Dow AgroSciences

Firm Contacts:
Partner- Intellectual Property, Complex Business, Litigation:
Christopher M. Von Maack
Tel: 801 359 9000
Email: [email protected]


  • 170 South Main Street,
  • Suite 1100,
  • Salt Lake City,
  • Utah
  • USA
  • UT 84101
  • Tel +1 801 359 9000
  • Fax +1 801 359 9011
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