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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
Mark Pugsley is a trial lawyer who primarily handles securities and investment disputes. He is the Chair of the Securities Litigation Group at Ray Quinney & Nebeker. 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. 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 work involves securities arbitrations, investment advisor disputes, and SEC receivership cases for parties on all sides of these matters. He also frequently assists companies, individuals, investment advisors, brokerage firms and registered representatives with 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 many shareholder disputes, class actions, derivative actions and internal investigations for publicly-traded companies, and frequently advises investment advisors and brokerage firms on compliance issues. Mr. Pugsley maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Mr. Pugsley has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America Tier 1 in Utah for Securities Law since 2008, and he was selected as their "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities Regulation in 2013. Mr. Pugsley is listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2010-2014) in the category of Securities Litigation and was ranked as one of the "Top 100" attorneys in 2012. Benchmark Plaintiff lists Mr. Pugsley as "Highly Recommended" for securities litigation, and he has appeared in Utah Business Magazine's “Legal Elite” listing in the category of Civil Li
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Broker Fraud
  • Securities Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Duke UniversityM.A. (1994)Public Policy
Duke Univ School of LawLaw Degree
University of UtahB.S. (1991)Political Science
Professional Associations
Member, Utah State Bar
Member, California State Bar # 174562


Website: Website
Blog: Utah Securities Fraud



    Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Telephone: (801) 532-1500
    Fax: (801) 532-7543