Leslie A. Gallacher

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Leslie A.Gallacher
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6779

Leslie A. Gallacher is of counsel in the firm’s corporate transactions and securities practice group and practices from the Salt Lake City and Lehi offices. Gallacher specializes in domestic and international compliance and has worked extensively with FDA, FTC and State Attorneys General on inquiries, investigations and litigation. She has advised companies on global anti-corruption and FCPA compliance as well as internal investigations and self-reporting strategies.

Gallacher has practiced for years in the direct sales and multi-level marketing industry representing both start-ups and established companies. She is skilled in the areas of compensation plans, distributor compliance, product registration, health claims and structure and function claims, customs and import compliance, tax and entity structuring and international expansion. She has represented companies in arbitration and mediation as well as with courts and governmental authorities in Belgium, Switzerland and Italy, dealing with consumer protection laws, novel food laws, distributor terminations and cross-company recruiting. 

As general counsel for a large global direct selling company, Gallacher oversaw and enforced corporate governance, global distributor policy and procedures, trademark protection, intellectual property strategy, labor and employment law, vendor and licensing agreements and litigation management as well as directed charitable partnerships.

Gallacher possesses extensive skills in operations and business development and has advised on international mergers and acquisitions as well as establishing international banking relationships, corporate structures and tax strategies. She has also managed the opening of foreign markets and offices in Canada, Mexico and Colombia; Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K. and Ireland; Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan; Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Outside of the direct sales and marketing industry, Gallacher maintained a private practice, representing multiple health and wellness companies, acting as strategic advisor and assisting with company growth strategies, international expansion and global compliance.

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Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2000)

Brigham Young University (B.A., Political Science, 1997)


Professional

Women in International Business speaker

Direct Selling Association’s Annual Meeting speaker on compliance and distributor issues

Stevie Award 2015


Associations

Professional

Direct Selling Association’s Lawyer’s Council

Direct Selling Association’s International Council

Direct Selling Association’s Government Relations Committee

American Bar Association

Utah State Bar Association

Utah County Bar Association

Women Lawyers of Utah

Association of Corporate Counsel

United Natural Products Association


Education

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Licensed/Admitted

Utah