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February 28, 2013
Professor Sawchak to Serve on Panel of National ABA Webinar

RALEIGH, N.C. - Campbell Law Practitioner in Residence Matt Sawchak will speak on a national ABA Section of Antitrust Law webinar this Friday, March 1. The hour-long program will analyze the relationship between state “unfair trade practices” statutes and non-statutory business torts.

Sawchak is currently writing an article on the standards for automatic, or per se, violations of state “unfair trade practices” statutes. He will participate on the webinar with Robert Langer, another scholar in the area of state trade regulation, as well as Federal Trade Commission lawyer Svetlana Gans.

Third-year Campbell Law student Kenzie Rakes contributed to Sawchak’s presentation materials.

“At Campbell Law in Raleigh, we emphasize scholarship that helps judges and practicing lawyers solve difficult problems in the law,” Sawchak said. He continued: “The scope of liability under ‘unfair trade practices’ laws is an issue that litigators and judges face every day. I commend the ABA Antitrust Section for offering this timely program. It’s an honor to share the results of my research with lawyers and judges from across the nation. It’s also a delight to be able to involve an outstanding student like Ms. Rakes in the research.”

Sawchak is the first Practitioner in Residence at Campbell Law. He currently teaches civil procedure and antitrust. Business North Carolina magazine has profiled Sawchak twice as the top antitrust lawyer in North Carolina. He is also described as a leading North Carolina lawyer in Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Appellate, Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, and Chambers USA.

Sawchak graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he was a National Merit Scholar. He earned his J.D. with honors and his LL.M. from Duke Law School. He was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal.

Sawchak clerked 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.


Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,400 alumni, including more than 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 26 years, Campbell Law’s overall record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit



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