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Richard Mallery

Richard Mallery

Partner| Phoenix


Richard Mallery’s practice concentrates on business, real estate and financial transactions with current emphasis on medical and bioscience ventures. He was the driving force in bringing the International Genomics Consortium and the Translational Genomics Research Institute to Phoenix.

  • Stanford Law School (J.D., 1963)
  • Cornell University (M.A., 1960)
    • Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and Fulbright Scholarship (England)
  • DePauw University (B.A., 1959)

National & International Activities

  • The International Genomics Consortium, Founding Chair and CEO, Board of Directors (2000-present)
  • Council on Foreign Relations, New York City, Life Member (1978-present)
  • Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles, Founding Director (1993-2011)
  • Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Board of Overseers (1994-2010)
  • National Foundation for Cancer Research, Bethesda, Advisory Board (2004-present)
  • Caris Life Sciences, Inc., Dallas, Board of Directors (2008-2010)
  • Molecular Profiling Institute, Board of Directors, Founding Chair (2004-2008)
  • Pacific Basin Economic Council, San Francisco, International Vice President (1989-1991)
    • U.S. Committee of Pacific Basin Economic Council, Washington, D.C., Chair (1989-1991)
  • Economic Strategy Institute, Washington, D.C., Founding Director (1990-1992)
  • World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, Participant (1991-1997)
  • Stanford Law School, Board of Visitors Chair (1987-1989)
  • Stanford Alumni Association, Executive Board (1985-1991)
  • National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C., Trustee (1979-1983)
  • DePauw University, Indiana, Trustee (1977-1985)
  • Hudson Institute, New York, Trustee (1978-1983)

Arizona Activities

  • Greater Phoenix Leadership (Phoenix 40), Founding Member (1975-present)
  • Flinn Foundation, Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, Founding Member (2004-present)
  • Arizona Economic Council, Steering Committee, Founding Chair (1989-1993)
  • Herberger Theater Center, City of Phoenix, Founding President (1984-1990)
  • Arizona Parklands Foundation, Founding Trustee (1985-1989)
  • Heard Museum, Trustee (1971-1978)
  • Valley Leadership, Founding Secretary-Treasurer and Director (1980-1983)
  • Organized Crime Task Force, Chair (1976-1980)
  • Arizona Tomorrow, Executive Committee, Founding Chair (1977-1982)
  • Charter Government Committee of Phoenix, Chair (1973-1975)
  • COMPAS, Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts, Chair, Advisory Board (1977-1979), Founding Vice President (1966-1977)
  • Phoenix Art Museum, Men’s Art Council, President (1969-1970)
  • Healthcare Leadership Award, Arizona Business (2016)
  • Health Care Heroes Award, Phoenix Business Journal (2016-2017)
  • Richard Mallery Professorship in Law and Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School, and Richard Mallery Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2009)
  • Herberger Performing and Broadcast Arts Hall of Fame (2010)
  • The Best Lawyers In America®, Real Estate Law (2005-2019)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Real Estate (2004-2014)
  • 25 Leaders and Legends of Phoenix Over the Past 25 Years, The Business Journal (2005)
  • Leadership Award, Phoenix Community Alliance (2004)
  • Man Of The Year, Valley Leadership (2003)
  • Governor’s Innovation Award, Arizona Technology Council (2003)
  • Visionary Award, Downtown Phoenix Partnership (2002)
  • Who’s Who In The World®
  • Bio-IT World, feature article (December 2003)
  • Genome Technology, feature article (September 2002)
  • Nature, feature articles (May 9, 2002; September 20, 2007)
  • Senior Partner (with Snell & Wilmer since 1964)
  • Special Representative and Counselor of Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt (1993-2000)
  • General Counsel and Director, Southwest Savings and Loan Association (1972-1975)
  • Lecturer in Law, College of Law, University of Arizona (1969-1971)
  • Special Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank Board and FSLIC (1966-1971)
  • Special Counsel to Appropriations Committee, Arizona House of Representatives (1966-1968)
  • Law Clerk to Chief Justice Lockwood, Arizona Supreme Court (1963-1964)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona