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Snow, Christensen & Martineau welcomes two new associates to the firm.

Snow, Christensen & Martineau welcomes two new associates to the firm.

Dani N. Cepernich rejoins the firm after clerking for Federal District Judge Tena Campbell and Tenth Circuit Judge Monroe McKay, where she worked on a variety of matters, including complex civil litigation, civil rights claims, insurance disputes, and criminal cases.  Ms. Cepernich will focus her practice in commercial litigation, governmental defense, and water and natural resource law.  Ms. Cepernich graduated from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.  She also served as a member of the Southern California Law Review, and clerked with Snow, Christensen & Martineau during both her first and second year of law school.

Taymour B. Semnani joins the firm as an associate and is focusing his practice on White Collar Criminal Defense.  Mr. Semnani’s experience includes legal internships with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office, the Utah Federal Defender’s Office, and Clyde Snow Attorneys at Law.  As an intern, he worked on a number of cases including a murder appeal and a multi-million dollar bribery case.  Before practicing law, Mr. Semnani worked for three years as a private equity investments manager.  In this capacity he managed a range of assets including commercial real estate and water rights.  Mr. Semnani received his law degree from Gonzaga University, an M.B.A. from Westminster College, and a B.S. in Economics from Westminster College.  Mr. Semnani is trilingual and speaks English, Persian, and Spanish.  He is admitted to practice law in Utah and is waiting to be sworn into the Washington State Bar.