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Work Experience

Attorney, Daniel L. Day Law Office, Sandy, UT (October 01-Present)
• Practicing commercial litigation including construction, real estate, trade secret and employment law
Director, Sakura Land, Inc., Sandy, UT (September 06-Present)
• Management of family-owned small real estate rental company
Attorney, Hoole & King, L.C., Salt Lake City, UT (September 96-September 01)
• Practiced employment, ERISA, COBRA, civil rights, trade secret, construction and real estate law
Research Assistant, Professor James H. Backman, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (March 91-October 91, April 94-January 95)
• Researched and wrote on real property law for Matthew-Bender publications
Law Extern, Corporation of the President, Salt Lake City, UT (June 94-August 94)
• Audited employment eligibility I-9 forms and developed regulation compliance policies
Law Clerk, Roger H. Hoole Law Offices, Salt Lake City, UT (May 93-September 93)
• Researched tort, employment and insurance law
• Prepared complaints, assignments and affidavits
Parliamentary Aide, Hajime Ishii, Japan House of Representative, Tokyo, Japan (May 92-April 93)
• Managed foreign assets and handled foreign correspondence
• Supervised speech compositions
Language Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (June 90-August 90)
• Taught beginning Japanese reading and writing
Teaching Assistant, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (August 89-April 90)
• Taught second and third-year Japanese reading

Carpenter, Teerlink Cabinets, Inc. West Valley City, UT (Seasonal 1980-1983)


JD/MBA, beta gamma sigma, Brigham Young University (April 96)

BA in Japanese, magna cum laude, Brigham Young University (April 90)

Research Scholar, Japanese Ministry of Education, Tokyo University, Faculty of Law
• Researched Japanese business and legal ethics (October 91-April 93)
Japanese Studies Scholar, Japanese Ministry of Education, Osaka University of Foreign Studies
• Studied Japanese language and culture (October 87-September 88)

Other, University of Utah (June 82-August 82) 2

Leadership & Service Experience

Management Committee, Sandy Mall Office Condominium Complex (Present)

Past Chair, Utah State Bar Construction Law Section (2012)

Chair, Utah State Bar Construction Law Section (2011)

Vice Chair, Utah State Bar Construction Law Section (2010)

Secretary/Treasurer, Utah State Bar Construction Law Section (2009)

Vice President, Utah Employment Lawyers Association (2007 & 2008)

Secretary, Utah Employment Lawyers Association (2005 & 2006)

Treasurer, Utah Employment Lawyers Association (2001 & 2002)

Missionary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tokyo South Mission (1983-1985)

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1979)

Reported Decisions

United States ex rel Sikkenga v. Regence Bluecross Blueshield of Utah, 472 F.3d 702 (10th Cir. 2006)
Sadwick v. University of Utah, 2001 WL 741285 (D. Utah)


ERISA: A Primer, Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (July 31, 2003)

Ethics in Employment Law: What Do You Do When . . .? Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (June 24, 2004)

The After-Acquired Evidence Defense, Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (February 23, 2005)

June 2006 Developments in Employment Law: EEOC v. BCI Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White, Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (June 26, 2006)

Satisfying the Statute of Limitations in Discrimination Cases, Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (October 25, 2006)

Using Section 1983 in Public Employment Cases, Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (June 27, 2007)

Using the Mechanic’s Lien Statutes to Recover Wages, Utah Employment Lawyers Association CLE (June 25, 2008)

Developments in the Economic Loss Rule in Utah, Utah State Bar Annual Construction Law Seminar (October 2, 2009)

Construction Defect Claim and Defenses in Utah, Utah State Bar 2013 Summer Convention (July 20, 2013)

License and Recognition

Attorney, Admitted to the Utah State Bar (October 1996)

Mediator, Approved by Utah State Courts (2010) 3


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