Mark Wood is Co-Chair of Katten's Securities Practice, concentrating his practice in corporate and securities law. Mr. Wood represents issuers and investment banks in IPOs and other public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities and in other securities matters. He also represents clients in complex corporate transactions, including tender offers, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, going private transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and is a leading practitioner in representing investors, public companies and placement agents in PIPE transactions. In addition, he counsels public companies on securities law compliance, disclosure, corporate governance and compensation-related issues.
Mr. Wood is a frequent speaker and writer on securities and corporate law topics.
Mr. Wood is a member of the NASDAQ Public Policy Advisory Group and the Executive Committee of the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern Law School. He is also an active member of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and a member of the Chicago Bar Association, where he previously served as chairman of the 1934 Act Reporting Subcommittee of the Securities Law Committee.
Mr. Wood is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2010–2012) as a leader in his field.
Mr. Wood earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy, with high honors, from the University of Illinois in 1987 and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1990. He is a Registered Certified Public Accountant.