Andrew Stark is an associate in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice covers a broad range of complex commercial litigation, primarily representing corporations and their directors and officers in all stages of litigation, including appeals. Mr. Stark is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Distribution and Franchise Litigation and Counseling, Securities and Financial Litigation, Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes, and Consumer Financial Services Litigation groups within the Litigation Department.
As a member of the Securities and Financial Litigation group, Mr. Stark regularly advises and defends corporations, officers, and directors in connection with securities litigation, SEC investigations, shareholder derivative actions, merger and acquisition disputes, and other complex commercial disputes.
Mr. Stark’s trade secret practice includes counseling clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenant agreements and, when necessary, prosecuting claims in state and federal courts against former employees accused of misappropriating trade secrets and violating contractual obligations.
Mr. Stark also represents franchisors, manufacturers, and distributors in litigation concerning franchising systems and distribution networks. He has represented various automotive manufacturers in disputes with dealers in cases involving dealership termination, warranties and services, and antitrust issues.
As a member of the Consumer Financial Services Litigation practice group, Mr. Stark represents consumer banks and financial services companies in state and federal court against challenges to the legality of their products, services, practices, and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Stark also has an active pro bono practice in which he counsels a nonprofit organization that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and has represented a housing cooperative advocacy group and a nonprofit education organization dedicated to students and schools in high-need communities across the United States.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Stark served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gustavo A. Gelpí in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Before clerking in the U.S. District Court, Mr. Stark clerked for the Honorable Andrew J. McDonald in the Connecticut Supreme Court.
During law school, Mr. Stark was a note editor of the Suffolk University Law Review. He also served as an intern law clerk for the Honorable William G. Young in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and interned for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston.
- J.D., Suffolk University Law School, summa cum laude (2013)
- B.A., University of Vermont (2008)
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