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    I had the great pleasure of working with Mark for more than a dozen years until I retired. In Mark's case, Avvo got it right--10.0. He is one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with and I would recommend him to any client any day. His clients and co-workers have the greatest respect for Mark, as they should. At DLA Piper, he was chosen to lead the Corporate Governance Group consisting of hundreds of corporate attorneys working with public companies. At the same time, he superbly advises clients in general corporate, M&A, and venture capital matters. Mark is a very gifted attorney and special person.


    Laura Puckett Corporate and incorporation Attorney
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701 Fifth Avenue Suite 7000

Seattle, WA, 98104-7044


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Top Corporate/Incorporation LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Avvo Top Securities Offerings LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessN/AN/A
Super LawyerN/AN/A
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King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationSecurities CommitteeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor"Majority Voting: Where Are We Now?"2006
Corporate Governance Advisor"Update on the SEC's Sharholder Access Proposal: Footnote 74 Has Gone, Now How About the Proposal Itself?"2005
DLA Piper Capital Markets eAlert"New SEC Rules Change Offerings Process for All Issuers"2005
Gray Cary M&A Newsletter"Impact of the New Form 8-K Rules on M&A Transactions"2004
Wall Street Lawyer"The New World of Director Nominations"2004
Gray Cary Corporate Securities e-Alert"Final SEC Rules Concerning Additional & Revised Form 8-K Disclosure Requirements"2004
Corporate Governance Advisor"The Second Shoe: The SEC's 'Other' Nomination Initiative and Proposed Rule 14a-11"2004
Corporate Governance Advisor"The SEC's Director Nomination Initiative: Final Disclosure Rules Updated"2004
Gray Cary Corporate Securities Alert"Signed Term Sheet, LOI or MOU May Contractually Obligate Parties to Negotiate in Good Faith"2002
Unknown"SEC Provides Relief for Backlog of IPOs"2001
WSBA Business Law Section Newsletter"Equity Investments in Clients: Ethics and Practice"1999
University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform"Decreasing the Costs of Jurisdictional Gridlock: Merger of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission"1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Princeton UniversityN/AA.B.1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Seminar Group"266 Venture Capital Financing Conference"2006
DLA Piper and BrowneProxy & Annual Meeting Preparation Workshop2006
26th Annual Northwest Securities Institute"Corporate Governance Update"2006
UCLA Directors College"Sarbanes-Oxley: Does It Matter?"2005
The Seminar Group"2005 Venture Capital Financing"2005
Introduction to Technology CommercializationCompany Organization2005
National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) SeminarThe Sarbanes-Oxley Act - One Year Later: Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on the Smaller Issuer2003
University of Washington Center for Technology Entrepreueurship Buseinss Plan Competition's Resource Night"Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship"2003
Northwest Securities Institute Continuing Legal Education SeminarCompliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 20022003
University of Washington Technology Center Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition's Resource Night"Legal Issues in Enterpreneurship"2003
The Seminar Group's Continuing Legal Education Seminar"Venture Capital Financing"2003
The Seminar Group Continuing Legal Education Seminar"Venture Capital Financing"2003
Grant Thornton/GrayCary/Silicon Valley Bank SeminarWhen Does it Make Sense to Go (or Stay) Public? A Discussion on the Public vs. Private Debate2003
Kroll Inc.Sarbanes-Oxley Acto of 2002 and Related Corporate Governance Issues2002
Northwest Entrepreneur Network Entrepreneur UniversityDifferent Stokes for Different Folks2002
New Venture Capital Financing Continuing Legal Education SeminarConversion, Antidilution, Redemption, Pay-To Play and Other Preferred Stock Features2002
University of Washington Software Entrepreneurship Graduate Class Presentation"Legal Aspects of Forming and Running an High-Tech Business"2001
Ernst & Young Program"The IPO Value Journey"2001
Continuing Legal Education Seminar"Purchase and Sale of a Small Business"1999