Mayer Brown announced today that four partners have joined the firm’s Salt Lake City office, adding to the firm’s capabilities in emerging companies and venture capital in the region and nationwide.

Joining the firm are Craig Frame, Jim Kelly, Aaron Murdock, and Matt Wells. Messrs Frame, Murdock, and Wells advise companies at all stages of growth in connection with corporate, securities, financings and M&A matters. Mr. Kelly advises a wide range of investment management firms, including venture capital firms.

“We’re pleased to round out our office in Salt Lake City with these excellent lawyers with deep roots in the Utah technology community,” said Mayer Brown chair Jon Van Gorp. “With their addition, we have the premier emerging company and venture capital practice in the region that is complimented by a leading full service litigation team.”

Since opening the Salt Lake City office in early 2022, the office has grown to 13 partners, including the new appointments. The Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice is the cornerstone of the office, advising companies and the investors that fund them on capital markets, corporate & securities, mergers & acquisitions, and fund formation matters.

The firm is ranked by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (Nationwide) and ranks individuals for Corporate/M&A (Utah). Mayer Brown is also ranked as a leading Capital Markets and M&A law firm by The Legal 500 US and by IFLR1000.

About Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centers—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy. We have deep experience in high-stakes litigation and complex transactions across industry sectors, including our signature strength, the global financial services industry. Our diverse teams of lawyers are recognized by our clients as strategic partners with deep commercial instincts and a commitment to creatively anticipating their needs and delivering excellence in everything we do. Our “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that our clients receive the best of our knowledge and experience.