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Mark D. Wood

Chicago Office

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 Lawyer of the Year 2016 - Mark Wood - Securities Regulation–Chicago
Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2018
Super Lawyers, 2018
Author | Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest
December 15, 2016
Panelist | Evolving Your Current IR Strategies to Adapt to the Evolved Investor Landscape | New York, New York
October 27–28, 2015
Co-Chair and Presenter | Securities Act Exemptions | Presenter | Disclosure Challenges, Deal Alternatives and Current Hot Topics | Understanding the Securities Laws 2015 | Chicago, Illinois
Mark D. Wood


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

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2016 - Mark Wood - Securities Regulation-Chicago
Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers
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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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