Mark Roellig

Adjunct Faculty

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Drive
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

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Mark Roellig has been the Executive Vice President of various administrative teams, reporting to the CEO at four Fortune 500 companies. Currently he is acting as a Senior Client Advisor with the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP. From 2005 to 2019, Mark worked for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company ("MassMutual"), a mutual life insurance company headquartered in Springfield, MA and run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company is number 84 in Fortune's ranking of America's largest corporations, and has more than $280 billion in total assets under management.

At MassMutual, Mark was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and from 2005 through January 2017, served as the General Counsel and was also responsible for the corporate secretary, corporate compliance, internal audit, and the government relations organizations. Most recently, Mark was the Chief Technology and Administrative Officer and led the organizations responsible for the technological and physical infrastructure that supported MassMutual's ongoing business and enterprise goals. This included the management and oversight of information technology systems and architecture, cyber and information security, and advancing the role technology plays as a strategic driver of MassMutual's success. Throughout his career at MassMutual, Mark was also responsible for the corporate administration, aviation, real estate and facilities functions.

Prior to joining MassMutual in 2005, Mark served as general counsel and secretary to three public companies before their sale/merger: Fisher Scientific International Inc. in Hampton, NH, Storage Technology Corporation ("StorageTek") in Louisville, CO and U S WEST Inc. in Denver, CO. In these roles Mark was also accountable for corporate strategy and other administrative services. For example, at U S WEST he was also responsible for all the company's human resources, compliance, public policy, state public relations, aviation, and claims functions.

Before entering the in-house legal environment, Mark commenced his legal career as a litigator at the law firm of Reed McClure in Seattle, Washington.

Mark has taught, mentored and written extensively on topics relating to leadership and the value of diversity and inclusion. He has been a member of the board of several organizations focusing on advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Mark received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan, his law degree from George Washington University and earned his MBA from the University of Washington.


Spring 2021 Introduction to In-House Practice of Law LAWS 7629-901