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 significant experience litigating business disputes, employment matters, and securities claims. In his diverse commercial litigation practice, Mark has handled construction and lien cases, partnership disputes, and breach of contract and fraud cases. Further, Mark has successfully prosecuted and defended employment cases, including disputes related to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and wage and hour claims. In securities matters, Mark has regularly defended corporations and directors in high-stakes fiduciary duty and shareholder derivative litigation.

After law school, Mark served as a law clerk to 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, where he was a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, and Louisiana Tech University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Tech University Alumni Association. Mark and his wife, Karin, live in Dallas with their three children.

Representative Experience

  • Represented taxi cab company in FLSA wage and hour litigation and separate proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Defended nationwide radio operator and billboard company in arbitrated employment dispute
  • Defended national timeshare company in FLSA class action wage and hour litigation
  • Counseled clients on compliance with employment agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation provisions
  • Prosecuted case on behalf of a major insurance benefits company in which the court granted injunctive relief and enforced contract prohibiting non-solicitation of clients and employees  
  • 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 independent board members of Las Vegas-based REIT against breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted by a bankruptcy trustee
  • Represented Texas corporation in defense of shareholder derivative action and obtained full dismissal of claims
  • Represented Boston-based commercial finance company in construction litigation against general contractor and subcontractors  
  • Represented food manufacturer in trade secret dispute
  • Represented oil and gas corporation in qui tam action regarding alleged environmental contamination in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Represented foreign tire manufacturer in defense of products liability action
  • Defended financial institutions, managed care companies and retailers in patent infringement litigation
  • Represented international airport in lawsuit brought under Sherman Antitrust Act

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