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Randy L.Dryer
Of Counsel
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6843
Cell: 801.403.5207

Randy Dryer is of counsel in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Litigation practice group. He has extensive expertise in media and internet law and has represented numerous e-commerce businesses and virtually every major news organization in the state of Utah and many national news organizations, including 60 Minutes, Scripps-League Newspapers, Redbook Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, and the Associated Press.

Mr. Dryer is a recognized expert in First Amendment law, social media law, crisis management, and crisis communications. He has advised numerous business clients in drafting their social media policies, preparing their crisis management plans, and in responding to a crisis when one occurs. He has argued numerous cases before the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Dryer has also filed various briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Dryer was recently appointed as a Presidential Honors Professor at the University of Utah with a joint appointment in the Honors College and the College of Law. He currently teaches courses in crisis management, pre-trial practice, social media law, privacy, and cyber law.

He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America each year since 1993. Out of 1.1 million lawyers in the United States, Mr. Dryer was one of 500 named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators Guide in 2006.

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Professional

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 1993-2017, First Amendment Law

Named Best Lawyers 2012 Salt Lake City First Amendment Lawyer of the Year

Named one of Utah's 100 Elite Lawyers by Utah Business magazine

Named a Mountain States "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating

Named Outstanding Adjunct Teacher of the Year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2010

Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in 2010 by Utah State Bar

Out of 1.1 million lawyers in the United States, Mr. Dryer was one of 500 named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators Guide in 2006

Clifford Cheney Service to Journalism Award, Utah Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists


Associations

Professional

Utah State Supreme Court, Committee on Court Technology
Member
(Current)

U.S. District Court Panel of Mediators & Arbitrators
Member
(Current)

American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Member
(Current)

Media Law Resources Center, Defense Counsel Section
Member
(Current)

Salt Lake County Bar Association
President
(Former)

Utah State Bar President
(Former)

University Hospital
Board of Directors
(Former)

Commission on Justice in the 21st Century
Board of Directors
(Former)

University of Utah
Board of Trustees & Chair
(Former)

Utah Bar Foundation
President
(Former)

Campaign Legal Center
National Board of Trustees
(Former)


Community

Museum of Natural History of Utah
Board of Advisors
(Current)

Repertory Dance Theater
Board of Directors
(Former)

Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2002 Games
Board of Trustees
(Former)

Utah Sports Authority
Chairman
(Former)

Utah Athletic Foundation
Chairman
(Former)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Member, National Advisory Council (current)

Member, Board of Advisors For Undergraduate Advancement (current)

Member, Friends of Museum of Natural History of Utah Board (current)

Member, President’s Campaign Cabinet Executive Committee, “Together We Reach” Capital Campaign (current)

Member, Student Enrollment Management Committee (current)

Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (current)


Political

Governor's Commission on Strengthening Utah's Democracy
(Former)


Blog

Twitter

Randy L. Dryer @medialawguy
Awesome Archaeology Day at the MNHU. Hundreds of kids learning about the importance of science. @POTUS should visit! https://t.co/NvOIoBsurD

Licensed/Admitted

Utah

Education

University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law