Gary Sackett’s legal career has spanned over 35 years.
Practices corporate and regulatory law, primarily in administrative litigation before local and state tax authorities, public service commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and related appellate courts.
Specializes in areas involving legal ethics, professional responsibility and competence—including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, attorney-client relationships, attorney work-product issues, standards of practice, disqualification actions, fee disputes and legal malpractice.
Counsels in-house corporate lawyers who are faced with the special problems of providing legal services to an employer-client.
Counsels companies in the areas of general corporate law, corporate and partnership governance and transactions, and property tax matters.
As a Millcreek Township Planning Commissioner 2005-2011, serving as Chair 2007-09, and as the current Chair of the Salt Lake County Board of Adjustments, he is grounded in a variety of land-use matters.
As a private pilot, he also represents clients in resolving matters related to the aviation industry, including FAA enforcement proceedings.
Prior to joining Jones Waldo in 1999, Gary was vice president and general counsel of Questar Corporation.
University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, J.D., 1977
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Ph.D., 1969
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, B.S., 1961; M.S., 1962
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Utah State Bar (Chairman, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1989-1991; Member, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, 1989-2006; Chairman, 1993-2003)
Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rule of Professional Conduct, 1993-present.
(Federal) Energy Bar Association
Millcreek Township Planning Commission
Salt Lake County Board of Adjustment