Matt Sawchak Named Leader in the Law by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly



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April 3, 2023

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has named Robinson Bradshaw litigator Matt Sawchak as a Leader in the Law. According to the publication, the award honors lawyers who are setting the standard for other lawyers in the state.

Sawchak joined Robinson Bradshaw in 2020, after serving as the solicitor general of North Carolina. He focuses his practice on appeals, antitrust, government litigation and business litigation. Sawchak co-chairs the firm’s government litigation and regulated professions practice groups.

In his 32 years of litigation experience, Sawchak has argued at all levels of the North Carolina and federal court systems, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a North Carolina State Bar board-certified specialist in appellate practice. He is also a thought leader on the law of unfair and deceptive trade practices. Federal and state courts have relied on his articles in this area.

Sawchak has an extensive record of service to the bar and the courts. He chairs the editorial board of the Antitrust Law Journal, a peer-reviewed journal on antitrust and related subjects. He is also a member and past chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee and its Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section. Sawchak chairs the Rules Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Sawchak is also active in community service and the arts. He volunteers for A Place at the Table, Read and Feed, and Note in the Pocket. He chairs the Staff-Parish Relations Committee at the First United Methodist Church of Cary. He is an active singer with the North Carolina Master Chorale and the North Carolina Opera.

Sawchak is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Duke Law School. He was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. He clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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