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Sheppard Mullin Adds Corporate Partner Craig Mordock in Orange County

Firm Continues Corporate Practice Group & Office Expansion

September 2, 2015

Craig S. Mordock has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group, based in the firm's Orange County office.  Mordock joins from Jones Day. 

Mordock’s corporate and securities practice spans private and public securities offerings, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.  His corporate finance experience ranges from representing venture capitalists, institutional investors, and start-up companies in early-stage financings to representing issuers and investment banks in public offerings of equity and debt securities.  Mordock advises purchasers and sellers of companies in a variety of industries, including software, communications, semiconductors, life sciences, renewable energy, consumer products, and financial services.

Mordock has extensive experience representing public companies in connection with disclosure and compliance matters under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and provides general corporate and business counseling to several privately held companies.  He regularly counsels boards of directors and board committees in connection with their duties under state and federal law as well as their compliance with self-regulatory organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 

"We are very pleased to welcome Craig to our Orange County office.  His addition to the firm is part of our ongoing strategic goal to continue building our transactional capabilities.  Craig’s corporate transactional practice mix is both complementary and supplementary to our existing capabilities," said Jon W. Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. 

"I am thrilled to join Sheppard Mullin.  The firm’s commitment to building and sustaining its corporate practice, coupled with its California presence, were very attractive to me.  I was also impressed by the firm’s entrepreneurial culture and thriving Orange County office," Mordock commented. 

Mordock received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and a B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1992. 

Sheppard Mullin has 70 attorneys based in its Orange County office.  The firm’s Corporate practice group includes 150 attorneys firmwide.

In July, Sheppard Mullin added Corporate partners Joe Daniels and Johneth Park.  Daniels joined the firm’s New York office from Loeb & Loeb and Park joined in Seoul from Simpson Thacher.  In June, the firm added Corporate partners Steve Chananie and Hwan Kim.  Chananie joined the firm’s New York office from Garfunkel Wild and Kim joined in Washington, D.C. from Squire Patton Boggs.  In April, Corporate partners Mike McKinnon in Orange County and Adam Ettinger in Century City joined from Greenberg Traurig and Strategic Counsel Corp., respectively.  In March, the firm added Corporate partner Andy Felner in New York.  Felner joined Sheppard Mullin from FDX Capital LLC/FDX Offshore LLC.