Ballard Spahr has hired Jacey Skinner for its Salt Lake City office as of counsel in the firm’s Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs and Contracting Group. She also will work with the firm’s Political and Election Law Group. Skinner has held several senior leadership roles in Utah state government, including serving as general counsel to Gov. Gary Herbert from 2013-17. Most recently, she served as the deputy state court administrator for the state. Her experience also includes serving as director of the Utah Sentencing Commission and president of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions. She was a deputy district attorney from 2003-09 at the Salt Lake County district attorney’s office, where she tried both felony and juvenile cases and oversaw policy development and advocacy as vice chair of the Statewide Association of Prosecutors Legislative Action Committee.
Counsel in the firm’s Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs and Contracting Group