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Marcos A. Barbosa

Of Counsel

Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Marcos worked for a litigation firm in Kansas City for 13 years. Throughout, he has been involved in various areas of practice, with emphasis placed in the areas of product liability, premises liability, general civil and commercial litigation, as well as toxic tort litigation. Marcos has worked on many drug & device cases and is familiar with the particular nuances of such litigation, studies, regulatory schemes, warnings and off-label related issues. He has 1st- and 2nd-chair trial experience, and has defended a number of Fortune 500 companies in all phases of litigation.

Marcos served as the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee while at his former firm, and is a fervent advocate and supporter of Kutak Rock's sincere commitment to diversity in the legal profession. Throughout his time as an attorney, he has actively participated in the recruitment of laterals and new attorneys; maintained an active role in local diversity organizations; and strongly advocated the expansion of diversity endeavors.

Marcos is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.

Speaking Engagements
  • "Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, April 29, 2010 (presenter)
  • "How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator - Dirty Litigation Tactics - Identifying the Rambo Litigator and Hidden Agendas: Why Does Rambo Exist," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, August 20, 2009 (presenter)
  • "Glancing Back But Looking Forward: Taking a Long View of Diversity in the Legal Community," Kansas City, Missouri, March 19, 2009 (presenter)
  • "Manual vs. Automated Retrieval Systems - Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get and Stay Organized," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, October 21, 2008 (presenter)
  • "Leveraging Technology to Manage Documents - Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get and Stay Organized," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, October 21, 2008 (presenter)
  • "Where to Begin Your Search - Discovery Strategy: Finding the Smoking Gun," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, May 30, 2008 (presenter)
  • "Written Discovery Strategies - Discovery Strategy: Finding the Smoking Gun," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, May 30, 2018 (presenter)
  • "Deposition: Utilizing the Human Factor - Discovery Strategy: Finding the Smoking Gun," NBI Seminar, Overland Park, Kansas, May 30, 2008 (presenter)

  • Missouri & Kansas City Super Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Lawyers of Color's Hot List, 2014
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2012-2014
  • Center For Legal Inclusiveness' Step Up For Diversity Campaign (Top Participant), Award Winner, May 2012
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program, Graduate, March 2012