Mark T. Stancil is a partner with Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber and a founding director of the Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. He has argued five cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and a number of others in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, and Ninth Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of Virginia. His civil practice has included corporate bankruptcy disputes, intellectual property litigation (including copyright, trademark and trade secrets), partnership tax controversies and complex breach-of-contract cases. Stancil has also handled cases involving employment discrimination, Section 1983 litigation and qualified immunity, SEC disclosure issues, and the Alien Tort Statute. In addition to litigating appeals, Stancil provides strategic advice in cases at the trial level, including preparing dispositive or other significant motions, assisting trial counsel in the development of legal arguments and advising on error-preservation issues. A portion of Stancil's practice is devoted to white-collar criminal appellate matters and providing research-intensive legal analysis in criminal trials, pre-indictment investigations and SEC enforcement matters.
Before entering private practice, Stancil clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Judge David M. Ebel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Stancil has previously served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught a seminar in constitutional theory.
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