Mark W. Dykes
Mark Dykes is a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Litigation and Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources practice groups and the head of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group. He advises the electric utility industry and entities with interests in that industry in a wide variety of matters, including the drafting of coal supply and transportation agreements, power sales contracts, interconnection agreements, market hub procedures, and insurance coverage issues. On the litigation front, Mr. Dykes has represented utilities in stray-voltage litigation, disputes over power-supply and other contracts, and in Chapter 11 cases involving the rejection or attempted rejection of executory fuel and transportation contracts.
Mr. Dykes has deep experience in complex liability insurance coverage issues, including those arising in mass-tort bankruptcy cases. He also advises insurers, TPA's and agents on compliance with insurance regulations, is well-versed in insurance codes and regulations, and has represented cedents in drafting and negotiating reinsurance/coinsurance treaties. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Utah College of Law, where he has taught insurance law, and has lectured and published in the fields of bankruptcy and insurance law. His insurance articles have been cited in judicial opinions and by other authors in the field.
Mr. Dykes graduated with a J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. In 1983, he received a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the College of Idaho. He was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 1987 and the Colorado State Bar in 1989.
Prior to joining Parsons, Mr. Dykes practiced for 18 years with the former LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.
University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), (J.D., 1987)
The College of Idaho (B.A., 1983)
Summa Cum Laude
Recipient, Scott M. Matheson Award for Outstanding Service to Law-Related Education (1998)
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Adjunct Professor, Insurance Law
(2000 - 2002)