North Carolina


Antitrust - North Carolina


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What the team is known for An impressive antitrust presence in the North Carolina market, notably in its Greensboro heartland. The firm acts for an array of clients including trade associations, individuals and corporations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A fine practice. If a big case is filed in Greensboro, I would instinctively think of this firm."

Work highlights Acted for Health Network Solutions, an independent healthcare practice association, on alleged antitrust violations affecting current and former members.

Represented Eaton Corporation, defending charges of an alleged breach of the Sherman Antitrust Act, including allegations of price-fixing.

Notable practitioners 

Jeffrey Oleynik heads the practice from the Greensboro office. Sources describe him as an effective and highly accomplished litigator, and a tenacious client advocate. 

Jennifer Van Zant acted as lead defense counsel for Health Network Solutions on alleged antitrust violations. She handles a broad range of antitrust and unfair and deceptive trade practices matters.

Jim Williams is acclaimed as an "excellent trial lawyer" with significant experience in the antitrust arena. He recently assisted Eaton Corporation with the defense of antitrust-related allegations.

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

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What the team is known for Highly respected antitrust and trade regulation expertise. Representation of clients in matters ranging from alleged price fixing to merger control and competition.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"A good local firm with great talent." 

Work highlights Acted for the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy on the high-profile FTC v North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners litigation. The case arose when the FTC sued the state regulator on antitrust grounds.

Notable practitioners 

Matthew Sawchak heads the firm's antitrust and trade regulation group. Sources describe him as "productive and measured," adding that he is "extremely responsive, client-focused, and he gives practical advice in difficult situations."

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What the team is known for A strong bench of antitrust and trade regulation practitioners, with noted industry-specific expertise pertaining to the healthcare and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"It is difficult to imagine another firm doing better work in the antitrust field." 

"There's lots of brainpower in the firm, and it makes a difference."

Work highlights Advised Charlotte Pipe & Foundry Company on regulatory matters surrounding distribution, M&A and FTC investigations.

Advised CommScope on antitrust issues surrounding M&A work and other matters.

Notable practitioners 

Everett Bowman enjoys an illustrious reputation as a go-to antitrust attorney. Sources praise him as a "real subject matter expert in antitrust." He recently acted for Mission Health on a Certificate of Public Advantage compliance matter.

Mark Merritt is a commercial litigator and trial lawyer who attracts attention for his handling of antitrust disputes. Clients describe him as a "marvelous lawyer with a comprehensive knowledge of antitrust law and the regulatory environment."

Lawrence Moore is recognized as an accomplished disputes lawyer both inside and outside the courtroom. Sources speak of his "excellent client service," and note that he provides "good, practical guidance."

Significant clients Trinity Manufacturing, CommScope, New NGC, Arysta Lifescience North America, EnPro Industries.  

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What the team is known for A broad regional footprint and antitrust expertise in a range of industry sectors including healthcare. Notable experience with respect to nationwide class and collective actions. 

Work highlights Acted for Cone Health and Alamance Regional Medical Center on obtaining federal and state regulatory clearance in relation to affiliate relationships.

It advised LHP Hospital Group on potential antitrust issues arising from the group's joint venture with Sacred Heart Health System in Panama City, Florida.

Notable practitioners 

Andrew Copenhaver is a well-known trial lawyer who wins plaudits for his handling of antitrust and trade regulation work. "He knows antitrust law like the back of his hand," relates one impressed source.

Mark Horoschak heads the firm's healthcare practice, and is noted for his experience of antitrust matters pertaining to the healthcare sector. One interviewee states: "I give him ten out of ten. He has a tremendous understanding of how things work at the FTC, and in government generally."

Significant clients Ashley Furniture Industries, Syngenta Crop Protection, Summit Catalyst, LHP Hospital Group.

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What the team is known for A strong profile in antitrust matters stemming from the firm's respected litigation practice. Proven effectiveness for clients such as manufacturers, commodities trading companies and retailers.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Since they know our business so well they are our first choice."

"They are easy to work with and are zealous advocates for their clients." 

Notable practitioners 

Catharine Biggs Arrowood is a respected antitrust litigator. Sources describe her as a committed and determined practitioner, who exhibits good judgment on the best way forward for clients facing high-stakes disputes.

Eric Welsh wins warm praise from interviewees, with one source describing him as "extremely punctual, easy to understand and thorough." Others emphasize his "fabulous communication ability," and note his capacity for "taking complex situations and turning them into lay language to enable people to make good decisions."

Significant clients Carolinas AGC.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Rodrick Enns of Enns & Archer LLP wins the respect of his peers for his scholarly and intellectual approach to antitrust law. He is experienced in cases at both state and federal level.

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