Mark T. Stancil is a partner in the Litigation Department, where he focuses on trial and appellate advocacy in complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on investment disputes.
A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to representing hedge funds; multi-strategy asset managers; and various trustees, agents, and ad hoc groups with significant financial interests in the outcome of litigation.
Prior to joining Willkie in 2020, Mark was a partner at Washington-based litigation boutique Robbins Russell. Before entering private practice, Mark served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the Supreme Court of the United States and to the Honorable David M. Ebel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Mark is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he helped found the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. He is a Past Member of the National Board of Academic Advisors for the William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, and serves as a Moot Court Panelist for the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute and the National Association of Attorneys General.
Mark previously served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught a seminar in constitutional theory.