Mark D. Wood

Chicago Office
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Mark D. Wood is head of Katten's Securities practice and concentrates in corporate and securities law. Mark represents public companies, issuers and investment banks in initial public offerings (IPOs) and other public offerings of equity and debt securities and other securities matters.

Mark also represents clients in complex corporate transactions, including tender offers, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, going-private transactions, private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He is a leading practitioner in representing investors, public companies and placement agencies in private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions. In addition, he also counsels public companies on securities law compliance, disclosures, corporate governance and compensation-related issues. Many of his clients are middle market and upper middle market companies in the technology, oil and gas, manufacturing, health care and commercial banking industries.

Mark is a frequent speaker and writer on securities and corporate law topics. He is a registered Certified Public Accountant.

Shown below is a selection of Mark’s engagements.


Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2017
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2016 - Mark Wood - Securities Regulation–Chicago
Author | Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest


  • JD, University of Michigan Law School
  • BS, University of Illinois

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois


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  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities
  • NASDAQ, Public Policy Advisory Group
  • Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern Law School, Executive Committee
  • The Chicago Bar Association
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