Bruce Alan Mann Receives Business Law Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce Alan Mann
We are pleased to announce Bruce Alan Mann as the recipient of the 2017 Business Law Section (BLS) Lifetime Achievement Award (LAA). The LAA is given annually to a lawyer such as Bruce 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." For more than 60 years, Bruce has pioneered developments in securities offerings, merger and acquisition, and general corporate governance. Early in his career, Bruce helped establish the rules for what we now so easily call "venture capital" and private equity financing, launching so many Silicon Valley start-ups. He has also been an exceptionally generous lawyer, freely sharing his passion for excellence, as well as his experiences and insights, with other corporate lawyers in California and nationwide.
It is fair to say that Bruce laid the groundwork for success in the venture capital world both as a lawyer and as a businessman. His contributions have been significant and he has, without doubt, earned status in our legal community that few others can aspire to match. All of this made Bruce an easy and unanimous choice to be our 2017 LAA winner.