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Mark S Britton

Mark S Britton

also known as Avvo's Founder & CEO

This attorney is not accepting clients.

Reason: Not Practicing

Practice areas:

General Practice

About Me

 


Thank you for visiting my Avvo Profile!  Avvo’s mission is to get consumers more information and better guidance regarding their legal issues.  And we’ve found that an important byproduct of this is that we get great lawyers massive amounts of new business.  It is truly a win-win for everyone involved.


Through this profile, I have received many eloquent and thoughtful emails from those Avvo has helped, both consumers and lawyers alike.  Please keep those emails coming.  I share them with the team and it makes all of the hard work worthwhile.  I’ve also received a flame mail or two, and I encourage you to keep those coming as well.  As long as it’s in the name of constructive feedback, I’m happy to listen and possibly even start a dialogue.


Considering that I haven’t really practiced law in the last decade, some have wondered (even publicly) why I have an Avvo Profile or an Avvo Rating.  It’s very simple:  Avvo profiles and rates every licensed attorney it can find, and I’m one of them.  If I were to walk into our research team and ask not to be profiled or rated, they would say “too bad!” – as they should.  I hope this puts some of the conspiracy theories to rest. ;-)


Thank you again, and I look forward to hearing from you.  You can see more of my musings on the Lawyernomics blog or in one of our upcoming webinars.  Also, don’t forget our annual Lawyernomics conference in Las Vegas where some of the brightest business minds come to teach lawyers how to be better marketers, business developers and, most importantly, listeners.


Regards,


 


Mark


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. General Practice: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Mark is tireless, an innovator within creative sytems bringing consumers accessible information in understanding who is who within the legal community. It takes courage to start a different path and by bringing in consumers ability to rate services with attorneys can only help the legal profession's image by being for the people.

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    Sharon Chirichillo DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Charles Doland

    There is no real competition to Avvo in online legal analysis. The quality comes from the top, Mr. Britton. Although he is apparently not accepting new clients, an endorsement is unquestionably in order. Bravo!

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    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Avvo, Inc.

705 Fifth Avenue South
Suite 600
Seattle, WA, 98104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199806/06/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199203/11/2014
DCInactive 199405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal RebelAmerican Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Top 25 Innovator 2007Seattle Business Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers (Washington)2002
Chairman's Award for ExcellenceU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member, Board of DirectorsOrbitz Worldwide2011 - Present
CEO and PresidentAvvo, Inc.2005 - Present
Adjunct Professor of FinanceGonzaga University, Florence Italy2005 - 2005
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate AffairsIAC Travel / Expedia, Inc.2003 - 2004
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and SecretaryExpedia, Inc.1999 - 2003
Partner-Elect / AssociatePreston Gates & Ellis LLP1997 - 1999
Senior Counsel / Attorney-AdvisorU.S. Securities & Exchange Commission1994 - 1997
AssociateMuldoon, Murphy & Faucette1993 - 1994
AssociateThe Stoppelman Law Firm1992 - 1993
BailiffSpokane County District Court1989 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Law.com Legal Technology BlogContributing Author2009 - 2010
Washington State Bar Association, Pro Bono and Legal Aid CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Bertschi SchoolMember, Board of Trustees2008 - Present
Gonzaga UniversityMember, Board of Regents2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
International Journal of Revenue ManagementMember, Editorial Board2005 - Present
Interactive Travel Services AssociationMember, Board of Directors2000 - 2004
Solid GroundMember, Board of Directors1998 - 2001

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Shareholder Proposal Handbook -- Practice Pointers from ExpertsShareholder Proposals and Newly Public Companies2002
Docket - American Corporate Counsel AssociationOnline Shareholder Activism: How to Guard Against Its Fallout2002
Corporate Governance AdvisorElectronic Stockholders’ Meetings — Delaware Begins the Next Chapter2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Gonzaga UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WTIA Technology in Focus SeriesWEB 2.0 and Beyond - Unmasking the Future2008
MIT Enterprise ForumThe Business of Personal & Public Data: Creating Value and Protecting Privacy2008
Drilling Down on Local '08Vertical Leaders2008
Northwest Entrepreneur Network Venture SeriesKeynote Speaker - Avvo and Expedia: Doing the Same Thing...Differently2007
American Lawyer Media WebinarGetting Found on the Web: How Lawyers Can Leverage User-Generated Content and Other New Internet Tools to Attract Clients2007
University of Washington MBA ProgramExpedia v. Priceline Case Study2004
Puget Sound Business ForumKeynote Speaker - Expedia: Concept, Design, Implementation. The World’s Largest Online Travel Company2004
U.S. Department of TransportationHearing on Computer Reservation System Regulations2003
VariousWhile General Counsel for Expedia, Inc., frequent conference panelist on various legal and business topics, including mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate governance, privacy, antitrust, etc.N/A