Jess M. Krannich is a partner in the Salt Lake City law firm of Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar LLC. Prior to joining Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar LLC in 2012, Mr. Krannich was a partner in the Chicago office of the international law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Krannich's practice is focused primarily on complex commercial litigation, and he has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations and other mid-to-large-sized companies in a variety of business disputes. He has served as co-and-lead litigation and trial counsel in cases involving complex commercial disputes, business fraud, securities class action and shareholder derivative matters, professional malpractice (accounting), bankruptcy, products liability, and intellectual property disputes. He also regularly represents pro bono clients, and has been appointed by federal courts to provide pro bono representation in both civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Krannich received a Bachelor of Sciences degree, with Honors, from the University of Utah. He also received his Juris Doctor degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, graduating as a member of the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Krannich served as Articles Editor for the Utah Law Review and was a member of the 2004 National Moot Court team, which placed first at the Region XI competition in Denver and advanced to compete in the national finals in New York City. Following his graduation in 2005, Mr. Krannich completed judicial clerkships for Chief Justice Christine M. Durham at the Utah Supreme Court and the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Krannich was appointed as an Adjunct Professor of Law in 2012. He has previously lectured at both the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Loyola University Chicago College of Law. Mr. Krannich is the author of the following law review articles:
- Jess M. Krannich, In Dedication to Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, 75 U. Albany L. Rev. 101 (2012).
- Jess M. Krannich, James R. Holbrook, and Julie McAdams, Beyond "Thinking Like a Lawyer" and the Traditional Legal Paradigm: Toward a Comprehensive View of Legal Education, 86 Den. U. L. Rev. 381 (2009).
- Jess M. Krannich, A Modern Disaster: Agricultural Land, Urban Growth, and the Need for a Federally Organized Comprehensive Land Use Planning Model, 16 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 57 (2006).
- Jess M. Krannich, The Corporate "Person": A New Analytical Approach to a Flawed Method of Constitutional Interpretation, 37 Loyola Univ. Chicago L. J. 61 (2005).