North Carolina


Antitrust - North Carolina


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What the team is known for Well-regarded team with strength across North Carolina in advising a range of clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, sales, dispositions and other agreements. Offers particular expertise in the communications sector.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They do all my antitrust. I think very highly of them; they are outstanding."

"They have great litigators." 

Work highlights Acted for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and others as amici in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners' case against the FTC.

Advised Delmarva Broadcast Service on the sale of the WMDT television station in the Salisbury, Maryland Designated Market Area.

Notable practitioners  

Jennifer Van Zant advises clients on a variety of antitrust matters. She is well respected for her "very thorough" approach and peers consider her to be one of the leaders in the field.

Jim Williams has "an outstanding reputation" as "one of the greatest trial lawyers" in the North Carolina antitrust market. His practice encompasses a number of different areas of business law.

Jeffrey Oleynik is based in Greensboro. He has a well-rounded antitrust, bankruptcy and commercial litigation practice.

Significant clients North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, Eaton Corporation, Health Network Solutions, Frontier Spinning Mills, Krispy Kreme.

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What the team is known for Compact team working on trade regulation and antitrust matters relating to various issues, including joint ventures, licensing and distribution. Offers additional expertise in litigating business disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team overall is very positive. They are easy to contact and work very quickly."

Work highlights Continued to act for the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners against the FTC relating to the limitation of regulatory enforcement efforts.

Acted for CVS Caremark on a number of matters, including disputes regarding competing pharmacies.

Notable practitioners  

Matthew Sawchak attracts universal praise from market sources for his skills as an experienced antitrust writer and analyst, and his "great intellectual grasp of the law." He is a specialist in antitrust litigation.

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What the team is known for Specialists in antitrust cases involving mergers and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Particularly known for its work on multidistrict class actions, including matters in the distribution and healthcare industries. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"With the wealth of experience in the firm, the lawyers are able to give good, practical advice. The lawyers in the practice group work well together as a team to provide advice based on the respective experiences of the individual lawyers."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of New NGC in class actions brought by purchasers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in contravention of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

Advised the North Carolina State Bar in the high-profile FTC case against the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners. The Supreme Court has granted a petition to review the appellate court's decision.

Notable practitioners  

Head of department Everett Bowman attracts high praise from commentators, with sources describing him as a "guru in antitrust law" and "one of the very most experienced and respected antitrust lawyers in North Carolina." His work includes advising companies on distribution and pricing, as well as various class actions.

Sources laud Mark Merritt as an "excellent trial lawyer" and "superb litigator." His recent case highlights include representing Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company in an alleged violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

One source identifies Lawrence Moore as an "expert in the field," while another comments on his ability to "translate rigorous legal analysis into specific, practical legal advice." He acted as lead partner in New NGC's defense of class action claims brought by purchasers in a trial involving allegations of drywall price fixing..

Significant clients CommScope of North Carolina, Southeastern Conference, Trinity Manufacturing, EnPro Industries, Alliance One.

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What the team is known for Offers antitrust expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceutical areas, as well as representing clients from other industries in both advisory and litigation work. Experience covers Sherman Act violations, monopolization claims and price-fixing.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Womble Carlyle has one of the strongest healthcare-oriented antitrust practices in the country. They provide business solutions to business problems."

Work highlights Represented Inmar in a class action brought by retailers and manufacturers involving Section 1 and RICO claims.

Acted for Ashley Furniture Industries in a case involving alleged unfair trade practices and false advertising.

Notable practitioners  

Andrew Copenhaver has a wealth of experience in antitrust litigation. Sources know him as "experienced, fearless and tough-minded," and note that "he is comfortable covering complex antitrust matters."

Mark Horoschak specializes in representing healthcare clients in the antitrust space. Commentators praise his skills both "as an adviser and in dealing with the HSR regulatory process."

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What the team is known for Covers several aspects of antitrust, including unfair competition cases and regulatory compliance work. Offers significant trial expertise, as well as advisory information.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are responsive, efficient and effective with their counsel. They understand strategic business development."

"Very good trial lawyers." 

Work highlights Acted for the plaintiff, Patton's, in an alleged unfair trade practices and predatory pricing case, valued at more than $12 million.

Represented Carolina Beverage Group in relation to a subpoena issued in regards to antitrust litigation and the FTC.

Notable practitioners  

Catharine Biggs Arrowood is an experienced litigator and arbitrator with a reputation as "an outstanding business trial lawyer." One impressed client comments: "She was quick to learn the unique aspects of our business. We have found her breadth of knowledge to be invaluable."

"Outstanding antitrust trial lawyer" Eric Welsh has a broad base of experience and a solid reputation among peers. He has recently worked on cases involving predatory pricing and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Rodrick Enns of Enns & Archer LLP enjoys a reputation as "a real expert in antitrust" who peers are quick to recommend. One source describes him as "a very, very smart fellow" and he has a wealth of experience in antitrust and trade regulation matters.

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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