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Mark Stevens
Fenwick & West
http://www.fenwick.com

Mark C. Stevens is a partner in the Corporate and Intellectual Property Groups of Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm specializing in high technology matters. Fenwick & West is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with an office in San Francisco, California.

Stevens represents companies ranging from newly formed startup teams to mature public companies, venture capitalists and investment banks involved in the information technology industries, with particular focus on complex transactions. As a lawyer and a business principal, Stevens has lead teams handling merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions with total announced value in excess of $20 billion. He has directed over 25 initial public offerings and hundreds of strategic alliance transactions, ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to multinational joint venture transactions.

Stevens' varied background includes work from the legal, business and venture capital sides of the table. After 15 years at Fenwick & West, he became Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Excite@Home. At Excite@Home, Stevens assembled a team of 50 deal-making professionals who handled mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships. Some of his more notable deals included the landmark $1 billion acquisition of bluemountain.com, the $7 billion combination of international business to create Excite Chello and work.com --a joint venture with Dow Jones--and the establishment of long-term strategic relationships with Fox, Intuit, MTV, Tickets.com, and WebMD. Stevens was also a venture partner at Granite Global Ventures, a late stage fund affiliated with Venrock. In addition, Stevens has served on several Boards of Directors, including the Board of Mercator Software, where he was active in the sale of Mercator to Ascential Software.

Stevens received his J.D., cum laude, in 1983 from Northwestern University where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served on the Law Review. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a software engineer. Stevens received his B.S., magna cum laude, in mathematics in 1979 from Santa Clara University.

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