Antitrust - North Carolina
THE FIRM This North Carolina-based firm boasts an impressive antitrust practice group with particular strength in antitrust litigation. The team's expertise spans a range of sectors, including the healthcare and technology industries, and it advises organizations on compliance issues in state and federal antitrust laws, trade practices and consumer protection laws.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Jeffrey Oleynik is a "very skilled and knowledgeable" commercial litigator with an excellent reputation and significant experience in handling antitrust matters.
The well-regarded Jennifer Van Zant is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in a range of antitrust disputes.
Jim Williams is a highly regarded business litigator with extensive experience in handling complex, antitrust-related matters, particularly on the litigation front, with one source commenting: "People go to him when there is a really serious business or commercial lawsuit."
THE FIRM This smaller firm has offices in Greensboro and Raleigh, and enjoys an excellent reputation for its antitrust and trade regulation practice. This group offers expertise in antitrust litigation together with counseling across matters such as alleged price-fixing, monopolization, resale price maintenance and other competition-related matters. Its client roster includes the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and Guardian Life Insurance.
Sources say: "They've been great on antitrust. The firm puts a premium on client service and makes everything seamless."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The well-regarded Matthew Sawchak continues to head the department and has recently handled numerous matters for CVS, including disputes under state pricing laws. A source reported: "He is up there with the best I've ever dealt with."
THE FIRM Robinson Bradshaw maintains one of the most well-established antitrust practices in North Carolina. The group is particularly recognized for representing clients involved in government investigations and for its expertise in the healthcare industry. The team works in concert with M&A colleagues on merger-related antitrust matters and represents clients such as CommScope, EnPro and the North Carolina State Bar.
Sources say: "It is difficult to imagine a better performance."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Everett Bowman is department head and focuses his practice on antitrust issues pertaining to the healthcare industry, recently representing Mission Health. A source notes he has a "combination of mastery over legal issues as well as being really good at recognizing the business and practical side of things."
An experienced litigator, Mark Merritt is known for advising clients involved in governmental investigations on antitrust matters. He is "among the finest antitrust lawyers in North Carolina" according to one source.
THE FIRM This firm's antitrust practice is among the finest in the state. The team is known for its strong trial capabilities in both state and federal courts and also offers the gamut of services, covering various aspects of antitrust and trade regulation matters. Their vast expertise allows them to service a range of clients including R.J. Reynolds, Krispy Kreme and Carolinas HealthCare System.
Sources say: "An outstanding law firm with real depth of experience."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Andrew Copenhaver is known for his strength as a leading trial lawyer, focusing his practice on antitrust and trade regulation matters. A source describes him as "a very experienced litigator who combines common sense with no nonsense."
Department head Mark Horoschak is recognized for his expertise in antitrust matters related to the healthcare industry. He recently represented Ardent Health Services and Community Health Systems, and has been praised as being "extraordinarily good" by an admiring peer.
THE FIRM Parker Poe continues to grow its antitrust practice in North Carolina with a strong team of practitioners providing counseling and litigation services. The team routinely acts before the FTC for clients from a range of industries including retail, healthcare and construction, with recent representations including Carolinas AGC.
Sources say: "Very good – their overall confidence, and their ability to get things done on time and deliver what they promise."
KEY INDIVIDUALS John Graybeal commands respect for his extensive experience in handling antitrust and trade regulation matters. He continues to represent clients from the manufacturing and healthcare industries.
The "very smart and bright" Rodrick Enns of Enns & Archer LLP has significant experience dealing with antitrust-related matters and is particularly well known for his strength as a trial lawyer.