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Mark Walton Pugsley

Contact: 801.532.1500
Law School: Duke Univ School of Law
Jurisdictions: California
U.S. Supreme Court


About Mark Walton Pugsley
Mr. Pugsley is the Chair of the Securities Litigation Group at Ray Quinney & Nebeker, and the chair of the firm's Technology Committee. Mr. Pugsley was the Chair of the Securities Section of the Utah State Bar in 2006 and has been a member of the Advisory Board for the Utah Division of Securities. He is a founder and member of the Utah Securities Association.

Mr. Pugsley is a commercial litigator who has worked on a broad range of matters, including securities, contract, partnership, antitrust, appellate, automobile franchise, real estate, intellectual property, products liability and bankruptcy disputes. He practiced for several years in Los Angeles, California before moving to Utah, and holds active licenses to practice law in both California and Utah.

The majority of Mr. Pugsley's time is devoted to cases involving investment fraud and securities disputes. He handles civil litigation, regulatory investigations, FINRA arbitrations and receivership actions for parties on all sides of these matters. He has handled many securities arbitrations and frequently defends corporations, officers, accountants, brokerage firms and brokers in investigations, administrative actions and civil litigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Utah Division of Securities, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly NASD). He has been involved in internal investigations for publicly-traded companies, and advises companies and brokerage firms on disclosure and compliance issues. Mr. Pugsley has been an arbitrator with FINRA since 1999 and is also an approved arbitrator for Utah's Court-Annexed ADR program.

Mr. Pugsley maintains an “AV” rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Mr. Pugsley is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under the category of securities law, and in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the areas of Securities Litigation and Business Litigation. He has been listed by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Business Litigation in every year since the list's inception in 2004.
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Broker Fraud
  • Securities Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court
Univ of UtahUndergraduate Degree
Duke Univ School of LawLaw Degree
Professional Associations
Member, Utah State Bar
Member, California State Bar


Website: Website
Blog: Utah Securities Fraud



    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Telephone: 801.532.1500
    Fax: 801.532.7543