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2021 Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section Program

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This CLE explores issues that challenge lawyers in complex business disputes, providing in-depth coverage of topics that arise frequently such as closely held business issues and privilege. It also draws attention to copyrights, white-collar crime and other matters that are less known but can complicate any commercial dispute.

During the first of two engaging discussions, panelists from a variety of backgrounds share their experiences regarding diversity and inclusion in the antitrust and business disputes practice. The second, frequently regarded as the highlight of the section’s annual CLE, features valuable insight about practice before the business court from the perspectives of sitting business court judges.


  • A Picture is Worth Thousands of Dollars: A Primer on Royalty-Free Images and the Fair Use Doctrine
  • Straight to the Top: Evaluating the Impact of Direct and Immediate Supreme Court Jurisdiction Over Orders Regarding Class Certification
  • White-Collar Criminal Law 101: What Every Civil Litigator Needs to Know
  • Diversity & Inclusion (DEI) Panel Discussion
  • Common Issues in Closely Held Business Disputes
  • Privilege, Work Product and Related Ethical Issues: What It Is, How to Protect It and How to Protect Yourself
  • Business Court Judges Panel Discussion

Live Webcast
Thursday, February 4, 2021
7:55 AM–5:00 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Chief Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III, North Carolina Business Court, Charlotte
  • Judge Adam M. Conrad, North Carolina Business Court, Charlotte
  • Senior Business Court Judge James L. Gale, North Carolina Business Court, Greensboro
  • Judge Gregory P. McGuire, North Carolina Business Court, Raleigh
  • Judge Michael L. Robinson, North Carolina Business Court, Winston-Salem
  • Stephen V. Carey, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh
  • Joshua B. Durham, Bell Davis & Pitt PA, Charlotte
  • Ross R. Fulton, Rayburn Cooper & Durham PA, Charlotte
  • Shana L. Fulton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Kimberly B. "Kim" Gatling, Fox Rothschild LLP, Greensboro
  • Danielle C. Gray, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Durham
  • Grace A. Gregson, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan, Raleigh (Moderator)
  • Robert E. "Rob" Harrington, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte
  • Corri A. Hopkins, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Raleigh
  • Gwendolyn W. Lewis, Lincoln Derr PLLC, Charlotte
  • Shepard D. O'Connell, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Justin N. Outling, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (Moderator)
  • Gary S. Parsons, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Preetha Suresh Rini, Ellis & Winters LLP, Raleigh
  • Devon D. Williams, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh

NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section

  • Gavin B. Parsons, Coats & Bennett PLLC, Cary (Planner)

North Carolina: 7.25 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.