Michael Wilde practices in the area of cyber insurance and coverage. He focuses his practice on advising cyber insurers on their rights and obligations in providing coverage for claims involving cyber security, data breaches, privacy matters, and the monitoring of third-party litigation arising from these breaches. In his time at Clyde & Co., Michael has been instrumental in obtaining a defense verdict after a two week trial in federal court in a first-party coverage dispute where the insured sought USD 3.126 million in damages. He has also obtained the dismissal of claims in federal court against London-based brokers alleging improper claims handling.
Michael completed a judicial externship in the US District Court for the District of Utah with the Honorable Bruce S. Jenkins.
- US District Court for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California
- US District Court for the District of Utah
- J.D., cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School of Law, 2012. Dean's List. Articles editor, Journal of College and University Law.
- B.A., Brigham Young University, 2009. Economics Department Scholarship. Brigham Young Scholar. BYU Men's Chorus.
- Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
- Aldon J. Anderson Inn of Court
- Eagle Scout
- Sunset Landmark Inv., LLC v. Chubb Custom Ins. Co., No. CV174021MWFMRWX, 2019 WL 4451229 (C.D. Cal. May 16, 2019). Defense verdict in favor of insurer following two week federal trial where insured claimed USD 3.126 million in damages against insurer.
- White Knight Yacht LLC v. Certain Lloyds at Lloyd's London, No. 18-CV-02616-BAS-BLM, 2019 WL 4303248 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 10, 2019). Dismissing claims against London-based brokers alleging improper claims handling.
- Applied Energetics, Inc. v. Farley, No. CV 2018-0489-TMR, 2019 WL 334426 (Del. Ch. Jan. 23, 2019). Granting preliminary injunction against former CEO of publicly-traded company on claims of breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and fraudulent transfer.
- Utley v. Mill Man Steel, Inc., 357 P.3d 992 (Utah 2015). Reversing unfavorable trial court ruling in 3-2 decision of Utah Supreme Court holding that employer may withhold unpaid wages from terminated employee under Utah Payment of Wages Act pending hearing by judicial officer if employer presents evidence of offset).
- Jensen v. Redcliff Ascent, Inc., No. 2:13-CV-00275-TC-EJF, 2014 WL 2739297, at *1 (D. Utah June 17, 2014). Establishing possibility of personal liability for FLSA claims – the first to do so in the 10th Circuit.
- Heartwood Home Health & Hospice LLC v. Rita Huber and Glenna Molyneux (2016 UT APP 183). Dismissed appeal of favorable trial court ruling.
- Heartwood Home Health & Hospice LLC v. Rita Huber and Glenna Molyneux (2020 UT APP 13). Affirming trial court's summary judgment in favour of client.
- Ziegenbusch v. Westminster Coll., 2013 UT App 2, 295 P.3d 1163. Dismissed appeal of favorable trial court ruling.
- Played a key part in settling multi-year, multi-million dollar litigation with a mediation memorandum finding an additional USD 3 million in insurance policy coverage.
- Represented municipalities in various legal matters including condemnation actions as well as litigation regarding wireless and telecommunications services in both state and federal court.
- Represented a multi-million dollar home health care agency in obtaining a sanctions award against an opposing party CEO for making untruthful statements under oath.
- Obtained favorable trial court decision dismissing various claims for a Utah ski resort client under the Utah Dram Shop Act.