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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 in San Francisco.  He serves as counsel to lawyers and law firms on professional responsibility, professional liability, law firm mergers and dissolutions and State Bar disciplinary matters.  Mr. Tuft is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in legal malpractice law.  His practice includes legal malpractice defense, media law and commercial litigation.  He also serves as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in lawyer-client and law firm disputes.  Mr. Tuft is a co-author of The California Practice Guide on Professional Responsibility (The Rutter Group, a division of Thomson Reuters).  Mr. Tuft obtained his J.D. degree with honors from Hastings College of the Law in 1968.  He also received an LL.M. degree with highest honors from George Washington University in 1972.

Mr. Tuft has served on various State Bar committees studying and drafting rules of professional conduct including RRC-1 and RRC-2.  He is a former chair of COPRAC and a past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.  Mr. Tuft is a member of the ABA Center on Professional Responsibility and has served on several committees including the Center's Policy Implementation Committee and Editorial Board.  Mr. Tuft has taught courses on legal ethics as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and is a frequent lecturer and writer on professional responsibility.  Mr. Tuft has received several teaching awards including CEB's Award of Merit.

Mark L. Tuft is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
In-House Counsel Ethics Issues - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Duty of Confidentiality: Ethical Obligations to Prospective and Former Clients - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Duty of Confidentiality: Ethical Obligations to Prospective and Former Clients - The Duty of Confidentiality: Ethical Obligations to Prospective and Former Clients, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
In-House Counsel Ethics Issues - In-House Counsel Ethics Issues, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Duty of Confidentiality: Ethical Obligations to Prospective and Former Clients - The Duty of Confidentiality: Ethical Obligations to Prospective and Former Clients, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
In-House Counsel Ethics Issues - In-House Counsel Ethics Issues, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering - Latest Developments in Attorney Ethics and the Law of Lawyering, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Wednesday, December 14, 2016, San Francisco, CA
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Navigating Duties Between Prospective and Former Clients - PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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, Friday, December 08, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 08, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias, Friday, December 08, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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