Business Law

Business Law News 2021, Issue 2

Mark A. Moore Receives Business Law Section’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

By Paul J. Pascuzzi*

Mark A. Moore

The Business Law Section is pleased to announce that Mark A. Moore has been selected to receive the Business Law Section’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given annually to 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 joins an impressive list of California business attorneys and legal scholars who have received this award. If you are looking for career inspiration, scroll over to the Business Law Section’s website to review the list of luminaries who have received this award. For those of us who know Mark, it is no surprise that he joins that honorable list.

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 additional innovations in payment platforms for co-operative consumption. He soon found himself focused on 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. Mark’s clientele grew to include fintech disruptors in Silicon Valley who faced novel and unexplored 50-state money transmitter and other licensing mandates. While advising providers of pre-paid card and electronic settlement services, Mark was heavily involved with the next generational wave of advances. Mark’s career is replete with experience working on first-impression legal and business issues. Mark’s contributions to the California legal community and the Business Law Section stand out, making him an easy and unanimous choice for the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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