MARK BASS

Associate
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Mark Bass is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he works with public and private technology companies at all stages of growth. He also represents venture capital funds, private equity firms, and investment banks in financings and public offerings.

Mark's practice focuses on corporate and securities law (including general corporate representation), public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital financings. He has significant capital markets experience, representing issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings. Mark also counsels public companies on public disclosures and compliance with SEC and exchange rules.

In addition, Mark has experience counseling clients on U.S. government matters. He assists companies with compliance with federal regulations, obtaining and maintaining security clearances to perform work on classified contracts, and issues arising from changes of control with mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to law school, Mark worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

SELECT CORPORATE AND SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS:
  • Representation of Acxiom in the sale of its Marketing Solutions division to IPG for $2.3 billion
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Allen & Company, and Deutsche Bank in Tenable’s 2018 IPO
  • Representation of RealPage in its 2018 follow-on offering
  • Representation of Flatiron Health in its sale to Roche for $1.9 billion
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and Barclays in Casa Systems’ 2017 IPO and 2018 follow-on offering
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and Allen & Company in MongoDB’s 2017 IPO and 2018 follow-on offering
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays in Appian’s 2017 IPO and 2017 and 2018 follow-on offerings
  • Representation of the selling stockholders in TPI Composites’ 2017 follow-on offering
  • Representation of Yext in its 2017 IPO
  • Representation of Mylan in its 2015 investment in Theravance Biopharma
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Credit Suisse and RBC in Borderfree’s 2014 IPO
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in Opower’s 2014 IPO
  • Representation of Cvent in its 2013 IPO and 2014 follow-on offering
  • Representation of the underwriters led by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Barclays in Millennial Media’s 2012 IPO
SELECT CLIENTS:
  • Corcentric
  • Cvent
  • Elastic N.V.
  • FiscalNote
  • Informatica Federal Operations Corporation
  • InterDigital
  • LiveRamp (formerly Acxiom)
  • Mylan
  • Nuance Communications
  • Perrone Robotics
  • Quad Learning
  • Univa
  • Yext
SELECT TRANSACTIONS—COUNSELING ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS MATTERS:
  • Representation of CA Technologies in its sale to Broadcom for $18.9 billion
  • Representation of MuleSoft in its sale to Salesforce for $6.5 billion
  • Representation of Microchip in its acquisition of Microsemi for $10.2 billion
  • Representation of Google in its spin-off of Boston Dynamics to Softbank
  • Representation of Gartner in its acquisition of CEB for $2.6 billion
  • Representation of FLIR Systems in its acquisition of Prox Dynamics for $134 million
  • Representation of Brocade Communications Systems in its sale to Broadcom for $5.9 billion
  • Representation of Vormetric in its sale to Thales for $400 million
  • Representation of Riverbed Technology in its sale to Thoma Bravo for $3.6 billion
  • Representation of Good Technology in its sale to Blackberry for $425 million
  • Representation of FireEye in its acquisition of Invotas International
  • Representation of CA Technologies in its acquisition of Rally Software for $480 million
  • Representation of Blue Coat Systems in its sale to Bain Capital for $2.4 billion
  • Representation of Aruba Networks in its sale to Hewlett Packard for $3 billion
  • Representation of Altera in its sale to Intel for $16.7 billion
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • B.A., College of William and Mary
ADMISSIONS:
  • Bar of the District of Columbia