Mark A. Shoffner

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1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4709
F: +1.214.659.4771
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Mark A. Shoffner

Partner

Dallas Office
1717 Main Street
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201
P: +1.214.659.4709
F: +1.214.659.4771

Mark is a partner at Andrews Kurth who has been recognized as a Rising Star for Business and Employment Litigation. Mark’s varied practice allows him to serve clients in any commercial litigation matter. He represents a variety of publicly-traded and privately-held corporations, investor funds and individuals. Mark provides practical and effective counseling to his clients in an attempt to effectively and efficiently prosecute or defend litigation.

Mark has particular experience litigating intellectual property cases, securities claims, employment matters and partnership disputes. In intellectual property cases, he has defended national retailers, managed care companies, financial institutions and high tech companies against allegations of patent infringement, primarily in the Eastern District of Texas. In securities matters, Mark has defended corporations and directors in fiduciary duty and shareholder derivative litigation. Mark also routinely successfully prosecutes and defends employment cases, including disputes related to non-competition agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets and wage and hour claims. Further, Mark frequently represents a Fortune 100 financial institution in partnership matters that involve construction issues, tax credit investments and contracts.

After law school, Mark served as a law clerk for United States District Court Judge Robert G. James. Mark grew up in East Texas and South Arkansas and is a graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law and Louisiana Tech University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Tech University Alumni Association and Living for Zachary, a charity devoted to early detection and prevention of sudden cardiac arrest in American youth. Mark and his wife, Karin, live in Dallas with their three children.

Representative Experience

  • Represented international airport in lawsuit brought under Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Defended financial institutions, managed care companies and retailers in patent infringement litigation
  • Represented taxi cab company in wage and hour litigation and separate proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Represented hospital chain in breach of fiduciary duty and misappropriation of trade secrets matter
  • Represented financial services company in breach of contract and garnishment action
  • Represented special litigation committee in its investigation of shareholder derivative allegations regarding alleged improper accounting practices
  • Represented corporation in defense of shareholder derivative action brought pursuant to Texas State law; drafted briefs in state trial and appellate courts
  • Represented food manufacturer in trade secret dispute
  • Represented manufacturer against lawsuit brought pursuant to federal environmental laws
  • Represented oil and gas corporation in qui tam action regarding alleged environmental contamination in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Prosecuted breach of contract and fraud action against rent-to-own corporation
  • Represented foreign tire manufacturer in defense of products liability action
  • Participated in arbitration on behalf of national media corporation in employment contract dispute

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