Austin Marsh is a litigation associate whose practice focuses on IP, trade secrets, and product liability litigation and advisement. Before joining the firm, Austin served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and as a law clerk for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in San Diego.
In addition to defending clients in complex litigation, he offers counsel concerning laws and regulations impacting the product liability landscape and potential exposure to liability. This includes interpretation and legal analysis relating to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) involvement in litigation and recalls, evolving regulations, enforcement actions, and public settlements with companies.
Austin has a history of participation in high-stakes litigation with sophisticated clients. He was part of a legal team that defended a multibillion-dollar Chinese entity in complex litigation following an international business dispute and product recall where plaintiffs sought over $150 million in damages. He has also helped represent Fitbit in a series of widely publicized lawsuits focused on product liability and recall issues.
His down-to-earth personality makes him approachable, and clients appreciate his commitment to helping them understand the full scope of their legal rights and, when necessary, prepare their cases for trial. Austin focuses a substantial amount of his practice toward pro bono service. Whether he is counseling nonprofit international partnerships or assisting indigent clients with their legal affairs, Austin strives to ensure that all of his clients are exceptionally well represented.
Austin received his J.D. cum laude with a concentration on civil litigation from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, he was a lead articles editor of the San Diego International Law Journal. Austin received his B.A. in architecture, planning, and design from Kansas State University.
Prior to his legal career, Austin worked in the architectural design and development field. As a passionate Major League Baseball fan, he has been involved in the same fantasy baseball league for more than 16 years.
©1996-2017 Morrison & Foerster LLP. All rights reserved.