Ex-SEC Lawyer on Short List for Utah U.S. Attorney
By Andrew Ramonas | September 29, 2022 5:59 pm

A former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer is under consideration for the Utah U.S. Attorney nomination, the Salt Lake City Weekly reported.

Brent Baker (Parsons Behle & Latimer)

Brent Baker handled white-collar fraud cases during his 13 years at the SEC. He is currently a shareholder and member of the litigation department and securities litigation group at the law firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City. Read more about him here.

Baker declined comment to the news website, saying: “those kinds of decisions at the nomination process are left to the White House.” Scott Burns, a Republican and former county prosecutor from Iron County, Utah, is also reportedly under consideration for the U.S. Attorney post.

Utah Assistant U.S. Attorney David Schwendiman was once the leading candidate for the nomination. But the White House decided against nominating Schwendiman for the U.S. Attorney post last summer.

The White House and Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), who recommended Schwendiman, have remained mum on why the Assistant U.S. Attorney did not get the nod.

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