This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Judge Deno Himonas served for seven years on our state’s highest court and has over 30 years of legal experience.  Last March he returned to private practice and is here to share more. 


I was excited to join Wilson Sonsini this year to help launch its office in Salt Lake City after I retired from the Utah Supreme Court. Wilson Sonsini is one of the top providers of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises in the world, with deep ties to our community, which led us to open this office.

We’ve advised more venture capital firms on Utah-related deals and more Utah-based issuers on IPOs than any other firm since 2016 and it isn’t particularly close. We’re also one of the top law firms for Utah-related mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to me, retired Justice Christine Durham joined this year. We have three other partners in the office, including Marc Porter, who focuses on technology, consumer products, and life sciences companies in Utah, Matt Squires, who heads our Latin America practice, and Greg Watts, who co-chairs our nationwide securities litigation group.


Great legal counsel is vital to any business.  If you’re in need, check out the lawyers at Wilson Sonsini (Sun-see-knee). The website is  I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.