Mark W. Pugsley

Mark W. Pugsley

Pugsley Wood LLP
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Securities Law
  • California, Utah
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Biography

Mark Pugsley's practice is focused on financial fraud, investment disputes, FINRA Arbitrations, and whistleblower cases filed with the SEC, CFTC and IRS. He frequently handles civil enforcement actions and regulatory investigations brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Utah Division of Securities, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) involving individuals, brokers, brokerage firms and investment advisors. He also handles receivership litigation, clawback cases, Qui Tam or False Claims Act cases, shareholder disputes, investor class actions, and internal investigations involving private and publicly-traded companies.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
    Securities Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Utah
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4th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Partner
Pugsley Wood LLP
Current
Ray Quinney & Nebeker
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Education
Duke University
M.A. (1994) | Public Policy
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Duke University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Utah
B.S. (1991) | Political Science
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Awards
Highly recommended for Securities Litigation
Super Lawyers
2010-2019
Litigation – Securities (Lawyer of the Year, Utah)
Best Lawyers in America
Securities Regulation (Lawyer of the Year, Utah)
Best Lawyers in America
Top 100 in Mountain States Region
Super Lawyers
Corporate Law
Best Lawyers in America
Rated as “Highly Recommended” for Securities Litigation
Benchmark Plaintiff
Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Civil Litigation
Utah Business Magazine
Listed since 2004
AV Preeminent (5.0) rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Taxpayers Against Fraud
Member
Current
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The Public Investors Advocate Bar Association
Member
Current
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Utah State Bar
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 174562
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Building Your Own Book of Business: Marketing Yourself and Your Firm
Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar
Panelist
How Receiverships Can Create Additional Recoveries for Victims of Fraud, Annual Meeting
Public Investors Advocate Bar Association
Panel Moderator
How to Spot Ponzi Schemes and Affinity Fraud - And What You Can Do About It, 30th Annual Tax & Business Seminar
RQN
Speaker
Whistleblowers: Endangered Canaries or Bounty Hunters?, Annual Convention
Public Investors Advocate Bar Association
Panelist
Litigating in Different Forums: JAMS, AAA, FINRA and Court, Mid-year Convention
Public Investors Advocate Bar Association
Panelist
Ethics and Defamation: The Pitfalls of Communicating with Potential Clients through Blogs and Direct Solicitations, Annual Convention
Public Investors Advocate Bar Association
Moderator
Ponzi Schemes and Affinity Fraud
Southern Utah Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Mark W. Pugsley's Website Profile
Website
Pugsley Wood LLP Website
Contact & Map
Pugsley Wood LLP
Salt Lake City Office
350 E 400 S
#400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Toll-Free: (855) 550-8300
Telephone: (801) 370-9800
Fax: (256) 270-2267