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Mark L. Tuft

Mark L. Tuft

Cooper, White & Cooper LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Mark L. Tuft is a partner with Cooper, White & Cooper LLP; principally engaged in professional liability, media       law, civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts.  State-wide practice as counsel to lawyers and law firms on professional responsibility, professional liability, law firm mergers and dissolutions and lawyer discipline.  Arbitrator, special master and mediator on lawyer-client and law firm disputes.

LEGAL EDUCATION

            LL.M., George Washington University, June 1972. Graduated with highest honors.

            J.D., Hastings College of the Law, June 1968.  Order of the Coif, Thurston Law Society, Hastings Law Journal.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AWARDS

            ·          Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law

·          Member, American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility,  Editorial Board

            ·          President, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

                                    (2012 - 2013)

·          Chair, State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (1995 - 1996)

            ·          Member, State Bar of California Commission for the Revision of the Rules of                                            Professional Conduct (2001 – Present)

            ·          Member, Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco

                        (1994 - 1997)

            ·          Chair, Bar Association of San Francisco Legal Ethics Committee

                        (1990 – 1992)

            ·          Bar Association of San Francisco Certificate of Merit Award

            ·          Spirit of the CEB Award

PUBLICATIONS AND TEACHING

            ·          Co-Author, California Practice Guide on Professional Responsibility 

                        (The Rutter Group, a division of Thomson Reuters)

            ·          Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law (1997-2011)

Mark L. Tuft is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Monday, December 11, 2017
Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Monday, December 11, 2017
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Monday, December 11, 2017
The New California Rules of Professional Conduct - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering, Monday, December 11, 2017
Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel, Monday, December 11, 2017
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality, Monday, December 11, 2017
The New California Rules of Professional Conduct - The New California Rules of Professional Conduct, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances - Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel - Conflicts Issues for In-House Counsel, Monday, December 11, 2017
The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - The Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering, Monday, December 11, 2017
Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality - Thorny Issues of Privilege and Confidentiality, Monday, December 11, 2017
Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances - Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The New California Rules of Professional Conduct - The New California Rules of Professional Conduct, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Recent Developments on Professional Responsibility and the Attorney-Client Privilege - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The State Bar of California, California Rule of Professional Conduct online background materials for Rules 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.18, 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3, operative on November 1, 2018 (full text, executive summary, and redline rule comparison drafts) - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The State Bar of California, California Rule of Professional Conduct online background materials for Rules 1.5, 1.7, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, and 1.8.5, operative on November 1, 2018 (full text, executive summary, and redline rule comparison drafts) - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 04, 2018
The State Bar of California, California Rule of Professional Conduct online background materials for Rules 1.8.6, 1.8.7, 1.8.8, 1.8.9, 1.8.10, 1.8.11, and 1.9, operative on November 1, 2018 (full text, executive summary, and redline rule comparison drafts) - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 04, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2018: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Transcripts  Transcripts Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances - Joint Defense Agreements and Common Interest Privilege: What Is Protected and Under What Circumstances, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The New California Rules of Professional Conduct - The New California Rules of Professional Conduct, Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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