Mark Ratway is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Dallas office. 

Areas of Practice

Mark is a trial lawyer who helps guide clients in all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation investigations through trial, judgment, and appeal.

While helping clients navigate the ins and outs of a lawsuit, Mark likes to start with the big picture—focusing on the themes and narrative arcs of a given dispute. Mark began his legal career appearing in court frequently and feels at home in a courtroom. Mark also gained valuable insights into how a court manages complex cases and honed his litigation instincts while serving as a federal judicial law clerk in the Northern District of Texas.

Mark focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and has played pivotal roles in cases in federal and state courts around the country. His experience ranges from managing trademark infringement cases for several valuable and internationally known brands, to defending a fitness brand based in the Middle East in an international commercial arbitration, and defending against claims for patent infringement in federal court. Mark also enjoys representing clients in the complex commercial litigation context and is familiar with a wide breadth of business disputes in an array of industries.

In addition to his practice, Mark is actively involved in the firm. He devotes significant time in serving as a member of the Dallas Recruiting Committee. He has also worked on several Pro Bono matters at Sheppard Mullin, including drafting pleadings in asylum cases and researching issues relating to geopolitical conflicts in Eastern Europe and Asia.


J.D., Baylor Law School, 2017, cum laude

B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2011, cum laude 


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Rutherford of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas


  • Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
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