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Matt Sawchak Appointed to North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice

Sep 4, 2015 | Raleigh, NC, United States
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Matthew W. Sawchak

Ellis & Winters partner Matt Sawchak has been appointed to the newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. Chief Justice Mark Martin announced the membership of the commission on September 3, 2015.

The commission will perform a comprehensive evaluation of North Carolina’s justice system. It will make recommendations for strengthening the workings of the state’s courts. The commission will publish its findings and recommendations in a series of reports that will be presented to the Chief Justice and made available to the public in early 2017.

The appointees to the commission include key stakeholders in the North Carolina justice system, as well as leaders in the public and private sectors. In announcing the membership of the commission, Chief Justice Martin said, “These respected and innovative leaders will provide the direction necessary in this era of change, ensuring that the justice system works for all.”

Matt Sawchak focuses his practice on business litigation, antitrust, and appeals. Business North Carolina magazine has profiled him twice as the top antitrust lawyer in North Carolina. Sawchak is also profiled as a Litigation Star in the current edition of Benchmark Litigation. He appears in North Carolina Super LawyersChambers USA, and Best Lawyers in America.

Sawchak is a North Carolina State Bar-certified specialist in appellate practice. He is the chief editor of What’s Fair?, a blog on the law of unfair and deceptive trade practices. He has also published two recent North Carolina Law Review articles on the law in this area.

Sawchak graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He earned his J.D. and LL.M. with honors from Duke Law School where he was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. He served as a law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas when Justice Thomas served on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before his judicial clerkship, he clerked in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States.