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Barbara Polich specializes in business, commercial, and intellectual property litigation, and has extensive experience with complex civil litigation and arbitration. She worked for both a major regional law firm and a national law firm before joining Antczak Polich Law, a change she made in order to pursue innovation in the delivery of legal services.

Throughout her career Barbara has worked with business clients, most often serving as litigation or arbitration counsel but also assists businesses in pre-litigation negotiation and resolution of economic disputes. Barbara has served a wide range of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals in a variety of business sectors including technology, securities, energy, mining and manufacturing.

Barbara is routinely recognized as a skilled litigator in publications such as Super Lawyers, Utah Business Magazine, and Chambers USA. She was honored as Lawyer of the Year by the Utah Federal Bar Association.

Barbara also frequently serves as an arbitrator in business and employment cases.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Contract Review and Negotiations
  • Business Counseling
  • Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (patent, trademark, licensing)

Representative matters

  • Routinely handles commercial litigation matters from the routine to “bet the company”
  • Successfully resolved partnership dispute preserving company
  • Successfully defended energy supply contracts worth hundreds of millions
  • Successfully asserted trademark and unfair competition claims on behalf of manufacturer/distributor
  • Preserved software developer’s primary patent in litigation against Fortune 500 Company
  • Obtained early dismissal of patent infringement claims against distributor
  • Successfully enforced technology licensing agreement
  • Routinely condutcts internal company investigations
  • Conducted sexual harassment investigations of senior management of publicly traded company
  • Asserted multimillion dollar claims in National Futures Arbitration (NFA) arbitration hearing
  • Routinely act as arbitrator in licensing and technology, employment, and commercial disputes
  • Analyzed/advised on major supply chain pharmaceutical contracts
  • Successfully asserted unconstitutionally of state statutory scheme

 

Arbitration EXPERIENCE

  • Arbitrator – Routinely serves as arbitrator in commercial, business  and employment arbitrations in a wide variety of business sectors

Litigation EXPERIENCE

  • Litigation partner in national firm
  • Shareholder in large Intermountain West law firm focusing on litigation

 

EDUCATION

  • JD, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • BS, Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

ADMISSIONS

  • Utah State Bar
  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth, Ninth and Fourth Circuits; United States District Court for the District of Utah

Professional experience

  • Partner – Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Shareholder – Parsons Behle & Latimer
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

honors

  • Honored as Women Trailblazers in the Law: Utah’s First One Hundred Women
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Distinguished Alumni
  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year, Utah Federal Bar Association
  • Featured as one of seven lawyers in Utah Business Magazine’s “Utah Most Feared Lawyers”
  • Repeatedly recognized in Super Lawyers for business litigation and amoung the Top 50 Mountain States Women Lawyers
  • Repeatedly recognized as a leading Utah lawyer by Utah Business Magazine
  • Recognized in Chambers USA (intellectual property)
  • Martindale-Hubbell with AV Preeminent Rating

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS + CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Hawkwatch International, Board Member, Past President
Aldon J. Anderson American Inn of Court, Member/Officer
Mentor for the Utah State Bar New Lawyer Training Program
Member, Judicial Council’s Standing Committee on Information, Automation and Records
Utah Electronic Law & Commerce Partnership Steering Committee
Utah State Bar Law & Technology Committee
Local Patent Rules Committee, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Third District Judicial Nominating Commission
Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professional Conduct
Utah State Bar Professional Liability Committee
University of Utah College of Nursing Development Board, Past Chair
University of Utah Health Sciences Benefactors, Co-chair (past), Executive Committee
University of Utah’s 2013 College of Nursing Dean Selection Committee
University of Utah College of Nursing 2005-2014 $25 million Capital Campaign, Co-chair
University of Utah President’s Together We Reach $1.6 billion Capital Campaign, Cabinet Member
University of Utah College of Fine Arts Advisory Board