Maralyn English is a litigator whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, and employment law.
Maralyn regularly represents companies in intellectual property disputes – including copyright and trademark infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets. Many of these cases are successfully and confidentially settled out of court. In cases that proceed to trial and appeal, her record includes complex trials involving large amounts of money and significant duration.
For example, Maralyn was lead counsel in a five week trial in which the jury held her clients not liable under any of the claims brought against them and awarded her clients in excess of $13 million in damages, including $5 million in punitive damages. Maralyn also served as local counsel for a major software company in a multi-million dollar antitrust case filed against Microsoft. She has represented companies and individuals in lawsuits that have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements or judgments in favor of her clients.
Maralyn also defends public and private sector employers. She leads the firm’s Employment Law Group. One of her focuses is preventing employee complaints from becoming lawsuits. She is experienced in cases involving employment policies, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Title VII, sexual harassment, FLSA, whistle blowing, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and covenants not-to-compete. When employment charges are filed, Maralyn provides a vigorous defense in administrative agencies, arbitration proceedings, and state and federal courts.
Maralyn helps employers draft noncompetition agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, and nondisclosure agreements. She helps employers enforce those agreements against former employees and their current employers. Maralyn also helps companies hiring employees, to navigate noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements which employees entered into with a former employer. She also helps negotiate and draft severence agreements, and execute employment agreements.
Within the firm, Maralyn serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Lone Peak Hospital.
- J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark College of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1999
- B.A., Brigham Young University, Psychology, 1995
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- Utah Federal Court
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court