Tammy B. Georgelas

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Tammy B.Georgelas
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6873

Tammy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and cyber security law. She has extensive experience advocating in state, federal, and bankruptcy court and represents a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to small retailers. Her litigation experience includes enforcing creditors’ rights, pursuing actions for tortious interference with business relationships, and defending breach of contract claims.

Tammy advises clients on best practices for protecting sensitive personal information, including proactive measures like developing information security policies and emergency response plans, training employees to help prevent data breaches, and drafting third party agreements to ensure that vendors and partners comply with the company’s cyber security policies. She also assists clients in complying with state and federal laws in the event of a data breach.  If litigation ensues, Tammy has the knowledge to defend companies and, when appropriate, take action to shift risk such as demanding indemnification by third parties.

Tammy has been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers for her business litigation experience and since 2014 she has been listed as one of the “Top 50 Women” in the region. She has also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Utah Business Magazine’s Utah Legal Elite since 2011.

Prior to entering private practice, Tammy served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William T. Thurman, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah (2003 - 2005).

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2003)
Vice Senior Managing Editor, The George Washington Law Review

Cornell Law School’s Institute of International Law, University of Paris-Sorbonne I, (2001)
Studied Civil Law, International Corporate Governance, and European Union Law

University of Washington, Zoology (B.S., 1998)


Professional

Recognized as a Top 50 Woman Lawyer by Mountain States Super Lawyers (2014 -2017)

Recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers in Business Litigation (2013 - 2017), Rising Star (2012)

Recognized for Civil Collaborative Law by Best Lawyers in America (2011 - 2018)

Named one of Utah's Legal Elite in Civil Litigation by Utah Business Magazine (2012 - 2014)

Named one of Utah’s Legal Elite for Bankruptcy/Workouts by Utah Business Magazine (2011, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Named one of Utah’s Legal Elite for Real Estate Transactions by Utah Business Magazine (2010)

 


Associations

Professional

Board of Directors, Utah Minority Bar Foundation (2014 - present)

Utah State Bar Civics Education Committee (2012 - 2014) Awarded Committee of the Year 2014

Utah State Bar Examiner Committee (2009 - 2013)

Co-chair of the Friends Committee, Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges (2015)

Women Tech Council

American Inns of Court, David K. Watkiss - Sutherland II Chapter

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turn Around Management Association


Licensed/Admitted

Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

Education

George Washington University Law School