Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2019 Legal Elite | Antitrust


McGuireWoods LLP | Wilmington

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47; born in Charlotte; bachelor’s from UNC Chapel Hill and law degree from Wake Forest University; married with two sons and an 11-year-old dog.
Why he chose to specialize in this field
I enjoyed economics in college, and when I had an opportunity as a young lawyer to work for my mentor, Larry Sitton, on a significant antitrust dispute, I jumped at it. These days my practice is very diverse, but I’m lucky to work on matters where the underlying subject matter is of interest to me — typically land and the environment, energy and transportation.
Most memorable case
Early in my career, our firm defended a large consumer-products manufacturer in a case brought by its competitors over shelf-space allocation in the national retail market. Not only was it fascinating learning in-depth about the client’s and its competitors’ marketing strategies, I had the opportunity to watch and learn from some of the finest lawyers in the state — both my colleagues and opposing counsel.
What he’d be if not a lawyer
Probably a lot less happy. I really enjoy practicing law and the opportunity it gives me to learn about a lot of different fields of human endeavor.
Favorite place
Second Meadow, Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park. The place means a lot to me because of time I spent there with my father years ago.
Raising my boys and trying to do my part to help the larger community.
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When he was 16…
Favorite book
Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising.
The Untouchables.
The Drifters.
Playing baseball and football, fishing, and listening to beach music.

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