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Parsons Behle & Latimer Creates Unparalleled Securities and Regulatory Enforcement Legal Practice Group in Utah with the Addition of Three New Shareholders
February 25, 2020

Parsons Behle & Latimer is pleased to welcome three new shareholders to its Salt Lake City office. The addition of Brent R. Baker, Jonathan D. Bletzacker and Aaron D. Lebenta to its litigation, securities and regulatory enforcement practice group advances Parsons’ nationally-renowned securities and regulatory enforcement practice team to a position of preeminence in the Intermountain West. Parsons’ new shareholders bring with them exceptional specialization and experience defending clients in Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)-related matters, civil litigation and appellate work.

Litigation department Chairperson Juli Blanch says, “ With the addition of these lawyers, the firm’s specialization in securities litigation and regulatory enforcement is now unparalleled among Utah firms.”

Baker says, “The move to Parsons Behle & Latimer allows my team and me to use tools, including tools created specifically for our local and national clients by Parsons’ subsidiary Parsons Behle Lab. These tools are mainly for regulatory compliance-related issues. In addition to the progressive platform available here, this firm has more than 50 years of securities and regulatory experience. This practice group represents public companies, officers and directors, registered investment advisors, transfer agents and broker-dealers in regulatory examinations and regulatory enforcement actions.”

Brent Baker

Baker concentrates his practice on SEC enforcement and regulatory defense, private securities litigation and government and independent investigations. He routinely defends corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement investigations and litigation before federal and state securities and commerce agencies. 

Jonathan Bletzacker

In his regulatory practice, Bletzacker assists clients in solving sophisticated SEC-related issues and has successfully represented clients against the SEC in multiple federal district courts in the U.S. Bletzacker focuses his practice on representing and defending clients who include individuals, broker-dealers, investment advisors, compliance officers and registered representatives. 

Aaron Lebenta

Lebenta has represented clients in civil litigation, appellate work, internal investigations and defense of government and regulatory enforcement actions by the SEC, state and federal agencies for the past 15 years. Lebenta uses a tailored, value-driven approach to obtain the most favorable results for his clients, whether through settlement or through trial and judgment. 

Parsons’ litigation, trials and appeals practice group is one of largest, most experienced and diverse teams in the Intermountain Region and covers a full spectrum of issues from business and commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation to real estate litigation, tax controversies and more.