Mark Pitchford, Partner - Chief Operating Officer
Mark B. Pitchford is Chief Operating Officer of Cooley Godward Kronish and a partner in the Firmâ€™s LitigationÂ department.Â He joined CooleyÂ in 1984, after having been a summer associate with the Firm in 1983.
is resident in the Firm's Palo Alto office.
Prior to becoming COO in February 2001, Mr. Pitchford engaged in a diverse business litigation practice in both federal and state courts.
A significant portion of his
practice was devoted to commercial contract litigation and license disputes.
also litigated trade secret misappropriation and trademark matters.
In addition to practicing in state and federal courts, Mr. Pitchford
handled matters in a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums.
also provided a wide range of pre-litigation counseling to the Firmâ€™s clients.
In 1989, Mr. Pitchford served as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Santa Clara as part of a cooperative program between Cooley Godward Kronish and the District Attorneyâ€™s office.
He received a J.D., cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1984.
He attended Stanford University on a basketball scholarship, where he received an A.B. in International Relations with distinction and departmental honors in 1981.
is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California.
is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts ofÂ California and the U.S. Court of Appeals
, Ninth Circuit.
He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.