Mark Mallery is Counsel in the firm’s corporate group and focuses on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt financings.

Mark has significant experience advising venture funds and emerging growth and venture backed companies from incorporation to exit. He regularly counsels company clients on pre-incorporation and incorporation matters, corporate governance matters, equity issuances and securities law matters.

In addition to advising companies on day-to-day governance matters, Mark also represents company clients, venture capital and angel investors, and corporate venture clients in equity financings, convertible security financings, and secondary sales. Mark has represented buyers and sellers in both domestic and international mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, restructuring transactions and spin-out transactions. His practice spans across a broad range of sectors, including software, life sciences, e-commerce, consumer packaged goods, delivery services, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, educational technology, and financial technology.

Mark received his law degree from Stanford Law School. He also received a Master of Science degree in Management, Science and Engineering from the Stanford School of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his legal career, Mark served as the Director of Operations for StartX, the startup accelerator for founders associated with Stanford University, and worked as a staff researcher at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining VLP, Mark was an attorney in the emerging growth and venture capital practice groups at Kastner Gravelle, LLP in Austin, Texas, and the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.


  • J.D., Stanford Law School
  • M.S., Stanford University
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley