Mark Moore

Assistant General Counsel at Silicon Valley Bank

MARK A. MOORE is Assistant General Counsel at Silicon Valley Bank. He is an internal subject matter expert on payment systems, focusing on emerging payment solutions for the financial technology sector.  Prior to joining the Bank in 2014, Mr. Moore was a principal at the law firm Aldrich & Bonnefin (formerly, Aldrich Bonnefin & Moore), where he counseled bank and non-bank clients regarding payment systems. Mr. Moore’s publications include: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” presented January 28, 2011 at the Chapman Law Review 2011 Symposium, “Who Will Win:  The Card Brands’ ‘Rails’ or the Telecoms’ ‘Pipes’?” PaybeforeLegal (Jan. 2010).“Mobile Payments:  What Happens When the Card Disappears” Paybefore.com (2009).“Customer Notice of Information Security Breaches” Bank Operations and Security Alert (2004).“UETA and E-SIGN:  An Overview with Attention to Current Issues” State Bar of California Business Law News (2002). Mr. Moore has also frequently appeared as a panelist or speaker on matters affecting the banking and payments industry such as, Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (Washington, D.C.) - In the early part of the 2000’s, Mr. Moore was asked to speak to bank examiners three or four times a year to educate them regarding risks associated with automated clearing house and credit/debit card processing.  These dozen or so presentations took the form of one-to-two hour lectures to groups of up to 200 U.S. and foreign bank examiners attending FFIEC-sponsored Payment Systems conferences held at the L. William Seidman Center in Arlington, VA. California Bankers Association (CBA) - Over 15 times a speaker at one or both of the annual CBA Regulatory Compliance Conference and its annual Bank Counsel Seminar.  Over 15 years, the topics for presentation have focused on electronic banking and, more recently, mobile and developing payment systems. American Conference Institute (ACI) - Speaker at East and West Coast locations for the last six years at ACI Conferences on prepaid card products and programs, emerging payment systems and international and cross-border payments. Law Seminars International (LSI) -  Speaker in 2012 and 2013 at LSI conferences devoted to emerging payment systems. Crowdfunding and Payments Meetup, sponsored by WePay.  Speaker, Oct. 2012 “Regulatory Issues.” Money2020.  Speaker, Oct. 2012 “Legal Survival Guide for Emerging Payment Businesses.” Mr. Moore is a member of the California State Bar and of the American Bar Association.  He has also participated in voluntary activities over several decades, including: member (2001-2004) and Chair (2005-2006) of the California State Bar Business Law Section (BLS) Executive Committee.  Mr. Moore continues to serve as an advisor to the BLS Executive Committee and as a member of its Long Range Planning Committee; member of the California State Bar’s BLS Cyberspace Committee, Financial Institutions Committee (Chair, 2001-2002) and Consumer Financial Services Committee (Chair, 2006-2008); member of the CBA’s Legal Affairs Committee. This Committee is charged with reviewing and responding to state legislation of interest to or affecting the California banking industry. Mr. Moore served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years following graduation from college in 1975, stationed in the Republic of Korea (ROK).  He taught English as a foreign language to middle school students and served in a variety of bureaucratic positions for the Peace Corps and within the Department of Education for Gyeongsangnam Province (ROK). In 2011, Mr. Moore was awarded the Robert Franzel Award by the California Bankers Association, given for “superior and noteworthy legal assistance by outside counsel to the California banking industry.” Mr. Moore served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, teaching classes on Consumer Compliance from 2012 through 2014. In 2014, Mr. Moore was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers. Mr. Moore received his law degree from The University of Chicago Law School in 1983.  His undergraduate degree was awarded by the University of California, Irvine (magna cum laude) in 1975.