Mark W. Merritt Appointed Chair of Lawyer Assistance ProgramPDF
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. is pleased to announce that the North Carolina State Bar has appointed Mark W. Merritt as chair of the Lawyer Assistance Program. The Lawyer Assistance Program is a service of the North Carolina State Bar which provides confidential assistance to North Carolina lawyers to help them identify and address problems with alcoholism, other drug addictions and mental health disorders.
Mr. Merritt has a long history of involvement within the legal community including having served as Mecklenburg County Bar president (2000-01), president of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont (1992-94), as treasurer of the 1999 Mecklenburg County Courthouse Bond Campaign and as co-chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Courthouse Committee. Mr. Merritt currently serves as a Councilor for the North Carolina State Bar. Mr. Merritt is also a member of the Council of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and served as its chair in 2005. He is a member of the Litigation and Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, and he has lectured on antitrust and litigation issues. In 2006, Business North Carolina magazine ranked him as one of North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in the area of antitrust and litigation, as determined by a vote of attorneys statewide. In 2008, Mr. Merritt was recognized as a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. He is also featured in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 with respect to antitrust law and business litigation, as well as in Chambers USA: American’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2007 with respect to business litigation. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Merritt's practice covers a broad range of business-related litigation, including, antitrust litigation and counseling, complex and class action litigation and securities litigation. He is regularly involved in representing clients in governmental investigations, including investigations conducted by federal antitrust agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and self-regulatory organizations. Additionally, he has assisted corporate clients in conducting investigations into internal accounting and financial irregularities.