Clark Moore is a corporate attorney based in Silicon Valley, California, whose practice focuses on company formation and general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, founder and board representation, and angel, venture capital and public securities offerings across a variety of industries including energy, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial technology, real estate and high-tech.
Clark began his career as a corporate attorney at the law firm of Venture Law Group located in Menlo Park, California, which later merged into Heller Ehrman LLP, where he worked exclusively with technology start-up founders, companies and venture capital firms doing company formation, private equity financings, mergers, acquisitions and providing general corporate and securities guidance. He later left Heller Ehrman LLP and launched a legal consulting practice focused on the representation of private and public company clients in the energy, pharmaceutical, medical device and high-tech industries. In September 2006, he joined Erin Energy Corporation (NYSE: ERN), an independent energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas, as its acting General Counsel and continued to serve in that role through June 2011, while continuing to maintain his legal consulting practice.
Clark currently serves in-house as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Danville, California-based PEDEVCO Corp. (NYSE MKT: PED), a U.S. publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects in the United States. Clark co-founded the company in 2011 and currently handles all legal, compliance, regulatory and securities matters for the company.
Clark has also been a founder and/or seed round investor in numerous high-tech, medical device and pharmaceutical start-up companies located in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere, including Catacore Corp. (a private pharmaceutical company developing non-surgical treatments for human cataracts, which he co-founded), MVP-Natural, Ltd. (a private nutraceutical company, which he co-founded), and Sycure Corp. (a private IT integration, cybersecurity and cloud storage firm, which he co-founded), among others. Clark has a passion for forming and funding start-up companies and helping them, their founders and their investors prosper and realize their full potential.
Clark received his J.D. with Distinction from Stanford Law School and is admitted to practice law in California. He received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Washington.