Mark Sanders Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders

Attorney at Law

Seattle
Washington
Licensed in
WA
University of
Idaho College of Law

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About
I have a unique background and skill-set focused on data/cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) privacy and security. After 20 years with a number of great companies, I decided to leave the corporate world, ultimately realizing I could add far more value to start-up/emerging companies than I could to large companies where I was just another lawyer. I am a specialist focused on data compliance, IoT, cloud issues, and complex legal transactions.
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Posted on Mar 10, 2016
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"Mark is fantastic to work with, very responsive and knowledgeable. "

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Posted on Nov 10, 2015
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"Mark was outstanding. Top notch, reasonable, smart, quick, neat and clean. Mark is nothing short of a valuable asset to the UpCounsel community."

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Posted on Oct 14, 2015
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"Marc has been an excellent resource for legal advice through the entire Purchase Agreement process. His knowledge of these types of deals, makes it less worrisome to take on a life changing deal. "

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Posted on Aug 22, 2015

Work History

CloudXCounsel pllc

Managing Partner

Mar 2015 - Present

I provide legal counsel to cool start-up and emerging cloud-based companies (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), advising in the areas of data privacy and security, information technology, mobile services, electronic and digital signatures, regulatory compliance, risk management, software sales and licensing, digital rights & social media, M&A due diligence and high-value complex transactions.

Mar 2015 - Present

Avanade

Director, Senior Legal Counsel - IT Offerings

Feb 2014 - Present

Responsible for negotiating and supporting Avanade's North America UCCMS (managed services) opportunities. Supported Avanade's marketing efforts. Advised on data privacy and security matters. Provided legal support for Avanade's enterprise risk management and asset protection interests.

Feb 2014 - Present

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE)

Special Product Legal Counsel

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

As counsel I played a key role as Adobe’s subject matter expert on electronic and digital signature technology, with full accountability for overseeing usability and compliance issues supporting Adobe’s Acrobat product team in the development of the electronic and digital signature product, specifically ensuring compliance on a national (ESIGN, UETA, GLBA, HIPAA, UCC 9-105) as well as global (EU, APAC, EMEA) basis.

Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

Amdocs, Ltd., (NYSE: DOX)

Director of Legal Affairs

Oct 2007 - Dec 2011

As Director of Legal Affairs I was primarily responsible for all carrier and mobile content transactions. Specifically negotiating carrier and mobile content agreements with companies such as; ESPN, NFL, MLB, Microsoft, Motorola, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon as well as Application Store and billing transaction opportunities with Apple, Amazon, Google, Rim and PayPal. I managed 8 class action lawsuits and advised both development and product teams on consumer compliance laws and regulations as well as global data privacy regulations.

Oct 2007 - Dec 2011

DTI (formerly Electronic Evidence Discovery, Inc.)

General Counsel

Apr 2003 - Oct 2007

As General Counsel, I was responsible for advising the company on all legal matters as well as strategic business issues. I was the legal subject matter expert with respect to product and service compliance as it concerned e-discovery rules in support of the company’s services for complex litigation, class actions and Federal investigations. In addition to my role advising on e-discovery issues I was responsible for legal oversight on compliance issues (security and privacy), as well as corporate-wide standardization of commercial paper and the transaction processes.

Apr 2003 - Oct 2007

DocuTouch, Inc.

General Counsel

Nov 1999 - Apr 2003

As General Counsel, I was responsible for understanding, complying and applying the new law (“ESIGN”) in a manner supporting the company’s digital signature solution. During my time at DocuTouch I co-authored a patent on digital signatures.

Nov 1999 - Apr 2003

Coe, Nordwall and Liebman, LLP

Partner

Apr 1993 - Nov 1999

Apr 1993 - Nov 1999

King County Superior Court

Law Clerk

Jun 1992 - Apr 1993

Jun 1992 - Apr 1993

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