Sep 24, 2018
Earlier this year, Mark Britton left Avvo, the often-controversial company he founded in 2006 and led as CEO, after selling it to web behemoth Internet Brands. Explaining his departure in a memo to his staff, he wrote, “It’s time for me to go.”
In this episode of LawNext, Britton reflects on his 12 years at Avvo. In a face-to-face interview with host Bob Ambrogi, he recounts why he started the company and explains why he left. He discusses what he believes his company achieved and what he achieved as CEO. He reveals his greatest disappointment and his frustration with Avvo’s ongoing battles with the organized bar. He also offers his advice to budding entrepreneurs.
Before founding Seattle-based
Avvo, Britton was senior vice president, general counsel and
secretary for Expedia after it spun off from Microsoft. Earlier, he
was an attorney with Preston, Gates & Ellis in Seattle and
senior counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He
is a 1992 graduate of The George Washington University Law School
and a 1989 graduate of Gonzaga University.
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