Stephen Mouritsen is a shareholder at the law firm of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless. Prior to joining Parr Brown, he was an associate with the law firms of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Mr. Mouritsen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Associate Chief Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Mr. Mouritsen worked as a registered financial representative for Fidelity Investments.
Mr. Mouritsen has experience with a wide variety of securities-related matters, including securities fraud, mortgage fraud, trading violations, market manipulation schemes, as well as SEC and PCAOB investigations. Mr. Mouritsen also has significant experience with internal investigations, environmental litigation, and corporate restructuring litigation.
With a background in linguistics, Mr. Mouritsen has written and lectured extensively on the intersection between law and language. His writing has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Chicago Law Review, the Washington Law Review, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, and at the Volokh Conspiracy legal blog. His work has been cited by judges in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and the Idaho, Michigan, Montana, and Utah Supreme Court. His work has also been cited in leading casebooks on legislation and contract law, and in the Congressional Research Service’s report on Statutory Interpretation.
As an adjunct professor, Mr. Mouritsen has taught courses on the theory and practice of legal interpretation and law and corpus linguistics. From 2016 through 2018, he served as an associate (non-resident research fellow) at the University of Chicago Law School.
Mr. Mouritsen received his B.A. in English, from the Brigham Young University, in 2002. In 2007 he received his M.A. in linguistics from Brigham Young University. He attended Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he was the Lead Articles Editor of the BYU Law Review, a First Prize, John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, and graduated magna cum laude in 2010.