Larissa Lee Jones Waldo Associate

Larissa Lee



  • Appellate Courts Administrator, Utah State Courts, September 2019–February 2021
  • Associate, Jones Waldo, November 2017–September 2019
  • Judicial Clerk, Judge Carolyn B. McHugh, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, August 2016 – August 2017
  • Judicial Clerk, Justice Christine M. Durham, Utah Supreme Court, August 2015 – August 2016
  • Summer Associate, Jones Waldo, Summers 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Government Honors Legal Intern, Securities and Exchange Commission, September 2013 – November 2013

Education & Admissions


  • S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, J.D., 2015
    • Second highest cumulative G.P.A.
    • Executive Articles Editor, Utah Law Review
    • 2014 Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy
    • CALI Award for the highest grade in Bankruptcy and Legal Writing
    • College of Law Award in Securities Law, Judicial Process, Constitutional
    • Law II, Bioethics, Criminal Law, and Torts
    • National Law Review Student Writing Competition Winner, Fall 2013
    • Traynor Moot Court semi-finalist and top ten best brief, Spring 2014
    • Best draft in Western Region, Seller’s side, Transactional Law Meet, Spring
  • Boise State University, M.B.A., 2008
    • Graduated top 10 percent of class – Member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society
  • Boise State University, B.S., 2007
    • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society

Bar Admittance

  • Utah 2015
  • Colorado 2018
  • Idaho 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court, 2021 Pegasus Scholar
  • Women Lawyers of Utah Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession, Committee Member
  • Journal of the British Blockchain Association, Editorial Board Member
  • Utah State Bar Leadership Academy, Class of 2019


  • George Sutton & Larissa Lee, What’s Missing from FDIC’s Notice on Brokered Deposits, American Banker (Feb. 20, 2019)
  • Gale L. Pooley & Larissa Lee, Bits and Blocks: Navigating the Legal Landscape of the
  • Blockchain Economy, Utah Bar Journal (May/June 2018)
  • Linda M. Jones, Freyja R. Johnson, & Larissa Lee, Celebrating Justice Durham: Mentor, Leader, Legacy, Utah Bar Journal (Nov./Dec. 2017)
  • Larissa Lee, New Kids on the Blockchain: How Bitcoin’s Technology Could Reinvent the Stock Market, 12 Hastings Bus. L.J. 81 (2016) (top 10% of all-time downloads on SSRN),
  • Larissa Lee, The Ban has Lifted: Now Is the Time to Change the Accredited-Investor Standard, 2014 Utah L. Rev. 369 (2014)
  • Larissa Lee, Admission of Guilt: Sinking Teeth into the SEC’s Sweetheart Deals, 3 Global Mkts. L.J. 1 (2014)
  • Larissa Lee, We’re Getting Warmer: Why Advising Clients to Disclose Material Risks Associated with Climate Change is Best Practice, Nat’l L. Rev. (Fall 2013), reprinted on Acclimatise Network (Feb. 2014)