The Business Law Section presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Mark A. Moore at the 2021 CLA Annual Meeting on September 24, 2021. This award is given annually a California lawyer who “over an extended period has made significant contributions to the Business Law Section or to business law generally in the State of California and who has achieved high status in the legal community.”
Mark’s work in consumer financial services was at the cutting edge of what in essence was a brand new, and today very powerful, sector of the United States economy. Mark’s early work supported banks and other financial service providers as they sought to comply with consumer-facing disclosure and other consumer protection requirements, particularly for their credit and debit card programs. In the early 2000s, Mark’s practice expanded to include electronic environments and advocating the view that the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign) served as an enabling statute rather than as a limiting mandate.