Murray Markiles is a founding partner of the Firm and former partner of the global law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, and Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey, LLP.
Murray has extensive experience in counseling public and emerging high technology ventures in all aspects of their business, from founding to sale or initial public offering, to cross-border mergers and acquisitions and going private tender offers. Murray has acted for world leading global technology companies including Skype and Joost, and has represented Internet advertising and distribution companies in large and sophisticated revenue generating transactions and joint ventures. Murray frequently provides strategic advice to clients involved in sophisticated and complex litigation. Murray has also represented venture capital funds and the full spectrum of companies, from large publicly traded corporations to mid-market to development stage companies in connection with strategic partnering, technology development, venture capital financing, acquisitions and divestitures, licensing arrangements, software and hardware development and procurement, multimedia development and distribution, software bundling arrangements, antitrust counseling, commercial contracts, executive employment agreements, protection of copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, and other general corporate matters.
Murray’s practice also covers a wide variety of federal and state securities laws issues, including the representation of buyers and sellers in significant mergers and acquisitions and representation of issuers in public offering registrations and private placements and equity investments, and counseling issuers in connection with federal and state securities law reporting requirements.
Murray is a speaker on matters relating to Venture Capital transactions and matters relating to venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions.
Murray received his J.D. degree in 1986 from the University of California at Los Angeles. He attended UCLA, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, in 1983. He is a member of the California Bar.