Seyfarth Shaw hires former Magic Leap general counsel Mark Albert

Seyfarth Shaw LLP hired Mark Albert to the corporate department in Chicago. Albert most recently worked as general counsel of Magic Leap, a tech company building a computing platform. Before, Albert was a corporate partner at Perkins Coie LLP and a founding member of its Palo Alto office.

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of partner Mark S. Albert to the Corporate department in Chicago. Albert recently served as general counsel of Magic Leap Inc., a technology company building the next generation computing platform.

As a member of its senior leadership team, Albert built and managed Magic Leap’s legal department. In his role as general counsel, Albert oversaw all company legal aspects, including corporate governance matters, financing transactions, hardware and software procurement, mergers and acquisitions, content development, telco and other distribution partnerships, privacy matters and information security. Magic Leap is developing the next generation computing platform that will enable users to seamlessly combine and experience their digital and physical worlds.

“Mark is an excellent lawyer with demonstrated private equity and venture capital expertise and a high degree of technical skill. He adds tremendous value to our firm and corporate department,” said Steven Meier, chair of Seyfarth’s Corporate department. “Mark will play an important role in expanding our transactional capabilities into the mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity sector.”

Prior to Magic Leap, Albert was a corporate partner at Perkins Coie LLP and a founding member of its Palo Alto office. While there, his practice focused on advising venture capital and private equity start-ups. Albert formed hundreds of start-ups, raising billions in venture capital funds, and consummated hundreds of acquisitions during his tenure.

“Mark brings unrivaled experience and an impressive entrepreneurial drive to our office. His addition expands our firm’s presence in groundbreaking industries, particularly the virtual reality space,” said Amanda Sonneborn, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Chicago office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our growing corporate group in Chicago. He is a highly talented lawyer and a natural fit for our firm as we continue to service some of the most exciting technology companies in the world,” said Cory Hirsch, co-managing partner of Seyfarth’s Chicago office.

Albert 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.

In September, Seyfarth announced the arrival of partner Daniel Larkin to the Corporate department in Chicago. With over 100 lawyers, Seyfarth’s Corporate department represents clients spanning many industries in a myriad of legal issues and provides guidance on key decisions that determine long-term success in today’s highly competitive, high-speed business environment. The department focuses on areas such as mergers and acquisitions, securities, investment management, corporate counseling, commercial transactions, financing, international business and tax planning.

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Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.