Participating American Professionals

ANN TOLLEY

Ann Tolley received her Juris Doctor from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 2006.  In law school, Ann served as president of the Student Bar Association and was an associate editor on the Education and Law Journal.  Additionally, she worked as a research assistant to Dr. Stefan Talmon at Oxford University. Prior to law school, Ann received a Master of Arts in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University in 1994, where she was Valedictorian of the College of P.E. and Recreation Graduate School.  Ann served on the Mapleton City Counsel from 2006 to 2009.  She currently works as a management and legal consultant for Tolley Professional Consulting and is the director of S.A. Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit organization.

BOB REEVE

Bob Reeve received his Juris Doctorate, graduating with distinction, from the University of North Dakota in 1992.  Prior to receiving his JD, Bob received a Masters in Public Administration and Bachelors of Arts from Brigham Young University, and a Masters in Science, Philosophy from the University of Utah.  He currently works in private practice in Las Vegas and Los Angeles County, handling contract, family law, product liability/wrongful death, criminal law, landlord-tenant, personal injury, social security, wills and trusts, and employment law. Bob served as a District Attorney and County Counsel in Esmeralda County, Nevada.  He has worked as a Deputy District Attorney & law clerk in Stanislaus County, Modesto, CA. He is a member of the Nevada, California, and Washington D.C. Bars. Bob is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, can understand Italian and French, and is currently studying Russian.

CHAUNCEY BRATT

Chauncey received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School in June 2011, where he was a member of the Law Review and Vice President of the International Law Society. He just completed a one-year clerkship for Judge Murray Snow in the U.S. District Court of Arizona. Chauncey now practices international law at White & Case, a law firm in Washington D.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Russian from Brigham Young University He gained a love of Ukraine when he served a two-year service mission in Donetsk during the Orange Revolution, which kindled his passion for international law and politics. Chauncey is an accomplished pianist. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching basketball and american football.

DAVID CUNDICK

David Cundick graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1981 where he received a B.S. degree in Sociology in addition to a Certificate of Criminology. He received his J.D. from Brigham Young University in 1984. Upon completion of law school, Mr. Cundick worked as a general litigator representing mostly corporate clients including Maverik Country Stores, Inc. and Mast Construction. He has extensive litigation experience in many areas of law. He is a former Tooele County Deputy Attorney and was also a partner in the Law firm of Parker, Freestone. Mr. Cundick has extensive criminal experience both as a criminal prosecutor and defense attorney, and has litigated cases of aggravated murder, murder, rape, distribution and possession of controlled substances, kidnaping, forcible sex abuse, etc. Mr. Cundick has conducted many jury trials throughout his career as an attorney, including first degree murder, rape aggravated assault and white collar crimes involving hazardous waste, securities fraud and tax evasion.

DEREK BROWN

Derek Brown received his undergraduate degree in English Literature at Brigham Young University. He later attended Pepperdine School of Law, during which time he worked with the United States Department of Justice in Los Angeles, and as an intern for the Utah Supreme Court. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review, and received numerous awards, including the First Place Advocate Award for the Dalsimer Moot Court Competition. After law school, Derek served as a law clerk for Judge Ruggero Aldisert of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Philadelphia, PA). He then worked with the international law firm Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C., where he practiced constitutional and appellate law, and filed numerous briefs with the United States Supreme Court. Derek then served as Legal Counsel for United States Senator Robert F. Bennett in Washington, D.C., where he advised the Senator on the legality of legislation pending before the United States Senate. After relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2005, Derek then served as Legal Counsel for Senator Orrin G. Hatch. Derek later served as President and CEO of Two Little Hands Productions, a national production company that produces a line of educational products, which includes a national television show on PBS. Derek also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Communications Law at Brigham Young University, where he has taught since 2007. He teaches courses in media law and ethics. In 2010, Derek was elected to the Utah House of Representatives. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, as the Chair of the Professional Licensure Review Committee, and on both the Business and Labor Committee, and the Judiciary Committees. He is also Of Counsel with the Utah-based law firm Pia Anderson Dorius Reynard & Moss. Derek sits on the Advisory Board of Intermountain Home Care, as well as on Board of Directors of the Utah Connections Academy, a public charter school. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Signing Time Foundation, with whom he has traveled to Ghana, Africa, volunteering in a school with deaf children. Derek and his wife, Emilie de Azevedo, have three boys and a girl.

DEREK REDMAN, JUDGE

Derek Redman received his Juris Doctorate in 1981 from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He practiced law in the province of Alberta for over 25 years before being appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta in 2007 where he continues to sit, handling matters in all the courts jurisdictional areas including criminal, civil, family and child welfare. As a lawyer he carried on both a litigation and an active mediation practice. Derek was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2000. He also instructed at both the local university and college level and internationally in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. A strong believer in community service he has served on a variety of community organizations including the Board of Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge Senate. Derek spends his spare time writing, training for triathlons and at his cabin in the Rocky Mountains with his wife and 3 sons.

HEIDI MELDRUM

Heidi Meldrum graduated from the University of Ottawa law school in 2003 and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2004. She practices in the areas of regulatory and administrative law, with a focus on oil and gas law with the law firm of Parlee McLaws LLP. Heidi’s oil & gas practice is focused in the areas of oil and gas development and surface rights relating to wellsites, facilities and pipelines, including licensing, surface access, and reclamation issues under the jurisdiction of the Surface Rights Board (SRB), the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), and Alberta Environment. Her experience in these areas includes dealing with courts and administrative tribunals (SRB, ERCB, and Alberta Utilities Commission), and coordination and preparation of regulatory and access documents for oil and gas operators.  She also does some work in employment law and general litigation.

JAMES LAKE

James Lake is a registered patent attorney specializing in client counseling and procurement of intellectual property rights in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Lake’s technical areas of emphasis include materials science, nanotechnology, semiconductor processing, energy production, metallurgy, chemical manufacturing, medical devices, printing ink and toner, and a variety of niche areas associated with basic research and development. In addition to procuring and maintaining patent portfolios, he supports engineers and scientists in implementing innovation initiatives. He facilitates efforts to enhance value with his involvement before the patent process begins, as well as after it ends. Prior to joining the firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer, Mr. Lake was a shareholder in an IP law firm. Before pursuing a legal career, he earned a degree in chemical engineering and obtained several years of experience in the field working as an environmental engineer in the energy industry.

JASON L. GILES

Jason Giles is an associate at the law firm of Nyemaster Goode in Iowa. He is a member of the Business, Finance, and Real Estate Department and practices in the area of corporate and partnership law (organization, operation, and planning), regulatory law (financial institutions and insurance), commercial law (secured loans, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and general contracting), securities law (public and private securities offering, public company reporting and compliance), and intellectual property law (trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property and IT licensing). Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Jason clerked for a federal district court judge in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition to his continued membership on the Polk County Bar Association Law Day Committee and the Iowa State Bar Association Legal Forms Committee, Jason is very active in the community in both youth and scouting programs, having served in various positions of scout leadership for the Boy Scouts of America, most recently as the Troop Representative for his local BSA scout troop. Jason is also very active with his church, serving a full-time two-year mission to Ecuador as a young man and currently serving as an ecclesiastical leader. Jason is a member of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute CLP Class of 2008-09. Jason received his B.A. cum laude from Utah State University, and his M.B.A. and J.D. with highest honors from Drake University, where he also received the Public Service Certificate and was an Opperman Scholar.

JEFFREY LAURENCE

Jeffrey Laurence, J.D., CLU®, ChFC®* has been practicing law in Washington State since 1992 and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1995. He graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in 1991, and a Bachelor of Science in History with a minor in Anthropology from Utah State University in 1988. He also attended the University of New Mexico. For the first seven and a half years of his practice, he focused on estate planning and small business advising. In 2000 he went in-house with Safeco Life & Investments and assisted in the transition to Symetra Life Insurance Company where he managed government affairs. Jeff has been a member of the board of the Association of Washington Business (AWB) since 2009, and serves as a member of the board and treasurer of the Seattle chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. After achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, Jeff has continued his commitment to Scouting as an adult, currently in the role of District Commissioner of the Aurora District of the Chief Seattle Council. Jeff is married to Heather McKay Laurence and is the father of two sons, Iain McKay Laurence age 16 and Axel Morgan Laurence age 6.