June 29, 2020
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough partner Mark Stafford has been appointed as chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA). Stafford will serve a one-year term as head of the division of NCADA that provides educational and networking opportunities for members whose practices include business torts, class actions, antitrust and trade regulation, plus many other complex litigation cases.
Originally formed in 1977 as an association of personal injury and products liability defense lawyers, the NCADA has intensified its focus over the past decade on the needs of business litigation attorneys. As chair of the practice group, Stafford will be a leader in designing programs to enhance the skills of commercial trial attorneys in the state, building professionalism among those attorneys and judges who oversee complicated business disputes and providing a public voice for the needs of the businesses that the attorneys serve.
“Commercial litigation is changing as rapidly as any area of law,” said Stafford. “Disputes over technology, shareholder and employee rights and liability, and cross-border transactional disputes have not only grown in number, but the astonishing volume of electronic evidence and regulatory challenges requires that we provide increasing support to the attorneys who navigate those waters — and also to assist them in finding cost-effective ways for businesses and professionals to resolve increasingly complex commercial legal problems. I look forward to supporting the business trial bar and in turn assisting the business community across North Carolina.”
A commercial litigator for over 30 years, Mark practices across North Carolina in the areas of business, healthcare, employment, financial services, and complex litigation, with a focus on arbitration and trials of healthcare, shareholder, computer technology, consumer finance, and employment disputes.
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