Mark Poe co-founded Gaw | Poe LLP in 2014 and has been practicing law since graduating in 2002 from Stanford Law School with his co-founder Randolph Gaw. During his time with the firm, he has been the first-chair of nine different trials or arbitrations, and has obtained verdicts, judgments, or arbitration awards in those matters valued at nearly $70 million. He has also been appellate counsel of record on multiple appeals and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (on three occasions), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the California Court of Appeal.
Mr. Poe has been recognized as a Super Lawyer™ for Northern California for 2020 by Super Lawyers magazine.
Prior his time with Gaw | Poe LLP, Mark Poe served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was also Of Counsel in the litigation department of the international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP, handling matters including class action defense, patent litigation, internal investigations, and plaintiff-side environmental litigation for nearly nine years. Mr. Poe has also spent two years with the nation’s leading environmental law firm, Earthjustice, in its Bozeman, Montana office.
While at Stanford Law School, Mr. Poe was an Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review and graduated with distinction. Mr. Poe earned his undergraduate degree from Utah State University, graduating as the university’s Scholar of the Year. Upon graduation, Mr. Poe was a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, which he spent studying in the Faculty of Law at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Having spent two years as an exchange student in Japan, Mr. Poe is proficient in Japanese.
Mr. Poe represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation. He practices in the fields of complex commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, price discrimination litigation, real estate development litigation, class actions, and employment litigation.
Stanford Law School, J.D., 2002, with distinction
Executive Editor, Stanford Law Review
Utah State University, B.S., Environmental Studies
1998 Scholar of the Year (of ~4,000 graduates)
College of Natural Resources Valedictorian
Fulbright Scholar (Japan)
Admitted, California; US District Court, Northern, Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California; US Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Business Trial Lawyers Association
Member, San Francisco Bar Association
2020 Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers™