Bar Admissions

North Carolina




University of Chicago, J.D., 2002; The University of Chicago Law Review, Comment Editor

Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., summa cum laude, 1999; Beta Gamma Sigma


Stephen Feldman concentrates his practice in complex business disputes, antitrust and appeals. He partners with businesses on critical legal matters, and his approach emphasizes teamwork, efficiency, creative thinking and attention to detail. Stephen co-chairs the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group.

Stephen's recent experiences include obtaining emergency relief to prevent the theft of confidential information, defending a financial institution against a putative class action, representing government agencies in federal and state antitrust litigation, and advising health care companies in connection with ownership and contract disputes.

A significant portion of Stephen’s practice involves matters in the North Carolina Business Court. The Business Court appointed Stephen to lead a committee that rewrote the court's rules. Stephen has served on the leadership of the North Carolina Bar Association's Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Section, and he recently served as the chair of the association's Appellate Practice Section. From 2015-18, he led the American Bar Association's Appellate Practice Committee.

Stephen regularly writes and speaks on issues related to complex litigation, including the law on unfair and deceptive trade practices and techniques for clear legal writing.

Honors & Awards


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Pasco M. Bowman II, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2002-03



News & Events



  • Via webinar and in person at the North Carolina Bar Center
    8000 Weston Parkway
    Cary, NC 27513

    Feb. 3, 2022
  • Client presentation

    July 13, 2021
  • Via webinar

    March 17, 2021
  • What Do Readers Actually Care About?
    NCBA Appellate Practice Section CLE and Annual Meeting
    Sept. 13, 2019
  • What's Different About Mediating on Appeal
    Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Summer 2019 Meeting
    Aug. 1, 2019
  • North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board v. North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
    Fifth Annual Occupational Licensing Agencies Best Practice Seminar
    May 30, 2019
  • When a Business Wrong is Not a Commercial Wrong
    NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section Annual Meeting
    Feb. 7, 2019
  • This Can't Be Fair! How Vague Legal Standards Can Fuel Big Damages Against Consumer Goods Companies
    DRI Annual Product Liability Conference
    Feb. 9, 2018
  • The Uneasy Relationship Between Contracts and Alleged Violations of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1
    NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section Annual Meeting
    Feb. 5, 2018
  • Legal Writing in the Digital Age: Ten Principles to Consider When Drafting a Brief
    NCBA Appellate Practice Section CLE
    Sept. 15, 2017
  • Effective Writing and Editing in the In-House Legal Environment
    Association of Corporate Counsel - Research Triangle Area Chapter
    Feb. 15, 2017
  • Oral Argument Inside Out
    Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
    July 26, 2016
  • Enhancing Appellate Briefs Through Purposeful Sentences
    NCBA Appellate Practice Section CLE and Annual Meeting
    Oct. 2, 2015
  • FTC v. N.C. Board of Dental Examiners: New Standards for Antitrust Liability
    Central Regional Dental Testing Service Annual Meeting
    Aug. 22, 2015
  • Trying Your Case to Win … in the Court of Appeals, That Is
    Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting
    July 30, 2015
  • Oral Argument Gone Wrong
    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference
    April 16, 2015



Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Business Court Rules Committee, Vice Chair
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Chair, 2020-21
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Leadership, 2011-present
  • American Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee, Chair, 2015-18
  • Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Elected Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute, Member

Community Affiliations

  • Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, Board of Trustees, 2018-21
  • American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, Board of Trustees, 2011-15
  • Telamon Corporation, Governing Board, 2014-16
  • YMCA youth basketball coach, 2015-20
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