Ray Quinney & Nebeker is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Utah and the Intermountain West. The Firm has expanded rapidly in recent years and now has over 90 attorneys and a comparable number of staff members working in its principal office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and its branch office in Provo, Utah. Attorneys are recruited from the nation's top law schools based principally on outstanding academic performance and experience. Present and former Ray Quinney & Nebeker attorneys include federal circuit court and state court judges, Utah State and county bar association presidents and commissioners, chairpersons and directors of major and private and public corporations, universities, charitable institutions and foundations and political parties, and high level federal and state government officials. In 2005, and again in 2006, Ray Quinney & Nebeker was named "Best of State" in Utah for Legal Services. The Firm is also recognized in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register and elsewhere as one of the "preeminent" law firms in the United States. As a multi-service law firm, we offer clients a wealth of experience in virtually all areas of law. This broad base has allowed us to develop a keen understanding of many industries, businesses and clients. Our size and practice group structure ensure a high level of expertise and proficiency in both traditional and developing fields.
Mark W. 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, whistle blower complaints 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 Americaunder 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 Utahs Legal Elite in the category of Business Litigation in every year since the list's inception in 2004.