Spencer W. Young




P: 801.532.7080

F: 801.596.1508

With an MBA from a top-40 business school and over a decade of IT experience, Spencer understands the challenges facing his clients and helps them navigate complex legal issues in a modern world as a transactional lawyer, complex civil litigator, and white collar criminal defense attorney.

As a transactional attorney, Spencer specializes in mergers and acquisitions and data privacy. He uses his experience as an entrepreneur and a former “IT guy” to advise his clients in business transactions and how to achieve and maintain compliance with the growing landscape of data privacy laws—all without losing sight of business objectives and economics. Spencer’s experience as an M&A attorney includes helping clients in the healthcare, tourism, and outdoor recreation industries. Spencer has also developed an expertise on GDPR, CCPA, and the growing list of data privacy laws, including the Utah Consumer Privacy Act.

In the courtroom, Spencer’s experience includes complex commercial and real estate disputes, as well as white collar criminal defense. He’s managed civil cases with amounts in dispute ranging from $25,000 to $50 million. He’s also represented clients in criminal matters involving actual or potential charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and major fraud against the United States. Like John Adams, Spencer believes that every person who stands accused is entitled to a defense, and that good criminal defense lawyers are necessary to hold government to account. It is Spencer’s honor to defend clients to the best of his abilities when there’s a lot more than just money on the line.

When Spencer’s not burning the late-night oil on his client’s case or deal, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as working with his hands on projects around the house of all sizes, from hanging a picture to finishing a basement. Spencer is a Christian, politically conservative, and a proud member of the Federalist Society and the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.


Business Experience

Business Associate, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
Information Systems Consultant, Christian Center of Park City
Business Consultant, Intermountain LDS Hospital

Salt Lake Office



  • Business

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Data Privacy

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • White Collar Criminal Defense