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Matt Sawchak Presented Distinguished Service Award by the Antitrust and Complex Disputes Section of the NC Bar Association

Feb 16, 2017 | Raleigh, NC
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Matthew W. Sawchak

Ellis & Winters is pleased to announce that the Antitrust and Complex Disputes Section of the North Carolina Bar Association has awarded its Distinguished Service Award to partner Matt Sawchak

The section gives the award biannually to an attorney who has made significant contributions to the section, to scholarship in the fields of antitrust and complex business disputes law, and to advocacy on behalf of clients.  Award recipients must also have the highest ethical standards and exhibited a high level of professional competence.

Mr. Sawchak was presented with the award on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary during the section’s annual meeting and CLE. Ellis & Winters partner Paul Sun presented the award.

About Matt Sawchak

Matt Sawchak focuses his practice on business litigation, antitrust, and appeals. 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 North Carolina Law Review articles on the law in this area.  Mr. Sawchak is a charter member of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame for his antitrust work.  He has also been named twice as a "Lawyer of the Year" in 2014 and 2016 by Best Lawyers in the areas of Appellate Practice and Antitrust Litigation.

Mr. 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.