Craig S. Mordock

Craig S. Mordock: Attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP


Craig Mordock is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Mordock maintains a corporate and securities practice, with special emphasis on 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. He advises purchasers and sellers of companies in a variety of industries, including software, communications, semiconductors, life sciences, renewable energy, consumer products, and financial services.

Craig has extensive experience representing public companies in connection with disclosure and compliance matters under federal securities laws 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, internal investigations, and compliance with the rules of self-regulatory organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

Craig has been a speaker at numerous conferences on securities and corporate governance matters and has published articles on various topics in these areas. He is an active member of the business and legal community and has served on the board of directors of several local non-profit organizations.


•Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal 500, 2016


Insider Trading: The Next Market Scandal? Daily Journal

Media Mentions

•Registered Direct Offerings (quoted)
Hedge Fund Law Report , August 31, 2015

Speaking Engagements

•Going Private, West LegalEd Securities Law Series Webinar, September 2015
•Investing in a VC Fund, West LegalEd Venture Capital Series Webinar, September 2015
•Public Company Reporting Obligations, West LegalEd Securities Law Series Webinar, July 2015
•SEC Hot Topics, SEC Reporting Conference (CPE), May 2015
•M&A Process and Deal Documentation, West LegalEd M&A Series Webinar, April 2015
•Going Private, West LegalEd Securities Law Series Webinar, May 2014
•SEC Comment Letter Process - CPE, Inc., SEC Reporting Conference 2014, May 2014
•M&A Process, West LegalEd Private Company M&A Series Webinar, April 2014
•SEC Comment Letter Process - CPE, Inc., SEC Reporting Conference 2013, December 2013
•SEC Comment Letter Process - CPE, Inc., SEC Reporting Conference 2013, November 2013
•Getting an Investment from a VC Fund, West LegalEd Center Webinar Series Webinar, June 2013
•M&A Boot Camp - Process, West LegalEd Center Webinar Series Webinar, March 2013
•SEC Comment Process, CPE Year-End Conference, December 2012
•SEC Comment Letters, CPE Conference on Accounting and Reporting for Public Companies, November 2012
•Private Company M&A Boot Camp: Process Webinar, June 15, 2012
•SEC Comment Process, CPE Conference on Accounting and Reporting for Public Companies, May 2012
•Corporate Governance after Dodd-Frank, Jones Day University, January 2011
•Anatomy of an M&A Deal, UCI Law School Corporate Practice Seminar, June 2010
•Registered Direct Offerings and Other Innovative Capital Raising Tools for Public Companies, B. Riley & Co. Annual Investor Conference, May 2010
•Registered Direct Offerings, RR Donnelly Registered Direct Workshop, March 2010
•Registered Direct Offerings - Regulatory Framework, TechAmerica AeA Classic Financial Conference, November 2009
•Venture Capital Investing, FundingPost Venture Capital and Angel Investing Conference, September 2009
•Updating D&O Questionnaires,, December 2007

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Family Owned and Closely-Held Businesses
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Public Company Corporate Governance and Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.424.2832  Phone
714.428.5930  Fax
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
1999, California; 1995, Georgia


•Former member of the, Board of Directors of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
•Former Director, The OCTANE Foundation for Innovation and GameChanger Charity (f/k/a/
•Former member of Board of Advisors,
•Member, American Bar Association


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Costa Mesa, California

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