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Mark S. Albert

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5163
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Mark S. Albert is a partner in the Corporate Department in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mark has been a transactional attorney for over 30 years.  For the four years prior to joining Seyfarth, Mark served as the general counsel of Magic Leap Inc.   Magic Leap is a mixed reality technology company that Is building the next generation computing platform.  It has raised over $2.5 billion in funding from well-known institutional investors and venture capital firms, as well as from Google and Alibaba.   As a member of its senior leadership team, Mark oversaw all company legal aspects, including corporate governance matters, financing transactions, hardware and software procurement, mergers and acquisitions, content development, telecommunication transactions and other distribution partnerships, privacy matters and information security.

Prior to joining Magic Leap, Mark was a corporate partner at a Silicon Valley law firm for sixteen years and a founding member of its Palo Alto office.  Mark’s practice focused on advising venture capital and private equity start-ups.  Mark has formed hundreds of start-ups, raising billions in venture capital funds and consummated hundreds of acquisitions.  Mark also developed an impressive search fund practice with over 40 search fund clients.  Additionally, Mark taught a class at Harvard Business School for many years entitled acquiring privately held companies. 

Mark started his career in Chicago as a private equity attorney.   He received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Illinois College of Law, and earned his B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Business.

Mark S. Albert is a partner in the Corporate Department in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mark has been a transactional attorney for over 30 years.  For the four years prior to joining Seyfarth, Mark served as the general counsel of Magic Leap Inc.   Magic Leap is a mixed reality technology company that Is building the next generation computing platform.  It has raised over $2.5 billion in funding from well-known institutional investors and venture capital firms, as well as from Google and Alibaba.   As a member of its senior leadership team, Mark oversaw all company legal aspects, including corporate governance matters, financing transactions, hardware and software procurement, mergers and acquisitions, content development, telecommunication transactions and other distribution partnerships, privacy matters and information security.

Prior to joining Magic Leap, Mark was a corporate partner at a Silicon Valley law firm for sixteen years and a founding member of its Palo Alto office.  Mark’s practice focused on advising venture capital and private equity start-ups.  Mark has formed hundreds of start-ups, raising billions in venture capital funds and consummated hundreds of acquisitions.  Mark also developed an impressive search fund practice with over 40 search fund clients.  Additionally, Mark taught a class at Harvard Business School for many years entitled acquiring privately held companies. 

Mark started his career in Chicago as a private equity attorney.   He received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Illinois College of Law, and earned his B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Business.

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois, College of Law, Order of the Coif, Magna Cum Laude  (1989)

  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Illinois, College of Business, Magna Cum Laude (1986)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California