Mark Stevens works with emerging companies, investment banks, and venture capital and other technology investors on complex corporate and transactional matters, as well as with mature companies in their tech-related initiatives. As a lawyer and a business principal, Mark has led teams handling merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions with a total announced value well in excess of $50 billion. He has directed dozens of initial public offerings and hundreds of strategic alliance transactions, ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to multinational joint venture transactions.

Mark's varied background includes work from the legal, business and venture capital sides of the table. In addition to over 30 years of legal practice at Fenwick & West, he was executive vice president of business and corporate development at Excite@Home, vice president of legal, mergers and acquisitions at Electronic Arts and a venture partner at GGV Capital. Mark has also served on Boards of Directors of several public and private companies.

Mark is listed in the AlwaysOn Power Players West list as one of the top attorneys who support the Global Silicon Valley's entrepreneurs, in Best Lawyers in America for corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity, in Euromoney's Legal Expert Guides as one of the top M&A attorneys in California and is named by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of the top corporate attorneys nationally and in California, in Legal 500 as one of the top attorneys in the U.S. for interactive entertainment as well as venture capital and emerging companies, in Law & Politics as one of Northern California's "Super Lawyers" and in the Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California.

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Representative Clients

  • AirMap
  • Baobab Studios
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Brilliant Home Technology
  • Bullpen Capital
  • BuzzFeed
  • Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Centro Media
  • Coinbase
  • Franklin Advisers
  • GGV Capital
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Jam City
  • Jaunt
  • Kareo
  • Kennet Partners
  • King Digital Entertainment
  • Nexon
  • O'Reilly Media
  • Phoenix Labs
  • Pubmatic
  • Quantcast
  • Raine Ventures
  • Razer
  • Robot Entertainment
  • Science Media
  • Scribd
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Shanghai Giant Network Technology
  • SpotHero
  • Sterling Equities
  • Supercell Oy
  • Tastemade Studios
  • True Ventures
  • Tubi TV
  • Tubular Labs

Education & Admissions

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.S., Mathematics
Santa Clara University
magna cum laude

Admitted to practice in California and New York


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