Mark Peterson is a partner with O’Melveny, an international law firm, where his focuses are corporate & transactional, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, and life sciences. His career began in 1991 with O’Melveny after which he was general counsel and chief legal officers of several different public and private owned companies. It was in 2001 that Peterson returned to O’Melveny as a partner.
Peterson serves as board chair for the USA Volleyball Foundation, board member and executive committee member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society as well as board member on Meade Instruments Corp., Forum for Corporate Directors and University of California at Irvine’s Audit Committee Roundtable. He also serves as an advisory board member on the UCI Center for Corporate Legal Leadership, is on the Orange County Bar Association Finance Committee and also a lecturer for a business law class in the UCI MBA Program.
Peterson graduated in 1988 cum laude from the Brigham Young University with a BS in accounting. Following that, he attended the University of California at Berkeley and earned his juris doctorate in law in 1991.