Derek Langton is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, the immediate past chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group, and also a member of the firm’s Employment Law practice group. The primary emphasis of his practice is in the areas of non-compete agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. He is also actively involved in other areas of employment law, as well as in business, commercial and real property litigation.
Mr. Langton has been with Parsons Behle & Latimer for more than 30 years. During that time, he has litigated numerous cases involving non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality (or non-disclosure) agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. He frequently advises both employers and employees regarding such agreements. He has also represented employers in a variety of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment matters. In addition, Mr. Langton has extensive experience in real property litigation, including road access issues, easements, boundary disputes, and condemnation or eminent domain.
Mr. Langton is a skilled trial lawyer and has tried numerous cases during his career involving, among other things, disputes in the areas of employment, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, real property, contracts, and complex commercial matters. He holds an AV® rating through the Martindale-Hubbell rating service. He has served as a bar examiner for the Utah State Bar for approximately 20 years, and he is the longstanding chairperson of the contracts committee of bar examiners. He is also the past chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Utah State Bar.
University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1983)
Staff Member, Utah Law Review, (1982 - 1983)
William H. Leary Scholar
University of Utah (B.A., 1978)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Listed in Utah Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine (2016)
AV® Preeminent™ rated through Martindale-Hubbell
Active in the Boy Scouts of America
Utah State Bar
Member, Labor & Employment Section
Chair, Contracts Committee
American Bar Association
(1983 - Present)
Salt Lake County Bar Association
(1983 - Present)
Federal Bar Association
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit