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Adam B. Marks

Shareholder, Hartford

Adam B. Marks

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Adam B. Marks is a shareholder in the firm’s Hartford office. Mr. Marks focuses his practice on complex civil litigation concerning a wide range of matters including business disputes, intellectual property, and creditors’ rights. Mr. Marks represents clients in federal district courts and Connecticut Superior Court regarding a wide range of complex commercial matters including breach of contract claims, unfair trade practices, foreclosures, derivative actions, replevins and deficiency actions, false advertising claims, and intellectual property disputes concerning both ownership and infringement. Mr. Marks also assists clients in applying for and registering trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Marks graduated from Brandeis University in 2006, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Communications and Media Studies. While attending law school, Mr. Marks was an Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review, in which he also published an article on the National Football League's Personal Conduct Policy. He was a member of the Mediation Clinic, Co-President of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society, a mentor for the Women's Law Students' Association and a teaching assistant for first year contracts students. During law school, Mr. Marks also had the opportunity to intern for the Appellate Bureau of the Office of the Chief 's State's Attorney, where he briefed and argued State v. Davis, 109 Conn. App. 187 (2008), before the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Mr. Marks received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2009, after which he had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Douglas S. Lavine of the Connecticut Appellate Court. Prior to joining Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, Mr. Marks practiced in the areas of civil litigation, civil appeals and white collar criminal defense at another firm in Hartford.

Mr. Marks was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Connecticut in 2014,

2015, 2016 and 2017 in the area of business litigation, and he has been published and guest lectured at the Quinnipiac University School of Law in the emerging area of e-discovery.

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT, 2009
    Executive Editor, Connecticut Law Review

  • B.A., Economics, Communications and Media Studies, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2006

  • American Bar Association

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • Hartford County Bar Association

  • West Hartford Youth Basketball League

  • Coach (2011-Present), Executive Committee (2014-Present)

  • Leadership Greater Hartford Quest Graduate (2014); After Hours Committee Member (2016), Chair (2017-Present)

  • Connecticut Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2014-2017)

  • Jr. Apprentice Board of Advisors (2017-Present)

  • Harc, Inc. Board of Directors (2017-Present)

  • State of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Get Your E-Discovery In Order Early to Avoid Problems Later On,, June 5, 2015

  • How Roger Goodell Got Appeals Power, and Can Suspended Players Sue?, interview for, May 9, 2012

  • Personnel Foul on the National Football League Players Association: How Union Executive Director Gene Upshaw Failed the Union’s Members by not Fighting the Enactment of the Personal Conduct Policy, 40 Conn. L. Rev. 1581 (2008).