Former N.C. Solicitor General and Prominent Litigator Join Robinson Bradshaw



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April 1, 2020

Robinson Bradshaw is pleased to announce that former North Carolina Solicitor General Matthew W. Sawchak and prominent litigator Stephen D. Feldman are joining the firm as shareholders. Both will work in the firm's Research Triangle office, joining an accomplished litigation team that already includes two former U.S. Supreme Court clerks.

"We are thrilled to welcome Matt and Stephen to Robinson Bradshaw, as we continue our steady growth in the Triangle area. Matt's and Stephen's career accomplishments embody the excellence that defines a Robinson Bradshaw lawyer. They add firepower to what is already one of the strongest litigation teams in the southeast," said Managing Partner Allen Robertson. "And, I believe we now have the strongest antitrust and appellate teams in the state, as well."

Sawchak joins Robinson Bradshaw after serving as North Carolina's solicitor general for three years. In that capacity, he oversaw all civil appeals for the state and served as lead counsel in the highest-stakes civil appeals, including appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sawchak is a state bar certified specialist in appellate practice and has extensive experience in appeals, antitrust and other complex litigation. He chairs the editorial board of the Antitrust Law Journal and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. Sawchak graduated cum laude from Harvard University and with honors from Duke Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. He clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas during Justice Thomas' first term on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Feldman is widely recognized for his expertise in complex litigation, antitrust and appeals. He partners with businesses on their most important legal matters, and his recent experiences include successfully representing government agencies in federal and state antitrust litigation, defeating claims of unfair and deceptive trade practices in state and federal court, and defending shareholders in corporate-control disputes. Feldman serves as vice chair of both the North Carolina Bar Association Appellate Practice Section and the North Carolina Business Court Rules Committee. He also serves on the leadership of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section and previously chaired the ABA's Appellate Practice Committee. He graduated summa cum laude from Washington University and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a comment editor for The University of Chicago Law Review. After law school, Feldman clerked for Judge Pasco Bowman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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