Mark Skaist

SHAREHOLDER, STRADLING, YOCCA, CARLSON & RAUTH PC

Co-chairs corporate-securities practice group … M&A, venture capital, tech licensing … repped Acacia Research Corp. on robotics investment … roots for Lakers … First job: sweeping up trash at Universal Studios … service: Discovery Cube (see Joe Adams); Project Access … can’t miss: Assoc. for Corp. Growth Private Equity Night, Ritz-Carlton, ‘wine-tasting … networking’ … first car: used Pontiac Firebird