Mark W. Pugsley - Ray Quinney & Nebeker PC

Mark W. Pugsley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 801-323-3380

Mark Pugsley is a trial lawyer who primarily handles securities and investment disputes. He is the Chair of the Securities Litigation Group at Ray Quinney & Nebeker. 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. 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 work involves securities arbitration, investment advisor disputes, and SEC receivership cases for parties on all sides of these matters. He also frequently assists companies, individuals, investment advisors, brokerage firms and registered representatives with 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 many shareholder disputes, class actions, derivative actions and internal investigations for publicly-traded companies, and frequently advises investment advisors and brokerage firms on compliance issues.

Mr. Pugsley maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Mr. Pugsley has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America Tier 1 in Utah for Securities Law since 2008, and he was selected as the Best Lawyer's "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities Regulation in 2013. Mr. Pugsley has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (2010-2014) in the category of Securities Litigation.  He was also ranked as one of the "Top 100" attorneys by Mountain States Super Lawyers in 2012.  He was recently recognized as a "Highly Recommended" lawyer in Utah by Benchmark Plaintiff and has been listed by Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Civil Litigation in every year since the list's inception in 2004.

University of UtahBS 1991Duke UniversityMA 1994Duke UniversityJ.D. 1994

Office Location

36 South State Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 45385
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0385
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Securities of the Salt Lake City Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Salt Lake City Metro Area
Mark W. Pugsley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mark W. Pugsley has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male