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In-Person Live | 2023 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 privilege, insurance and the effective use of experts. It also draws attention to issues important to all lawyers, including how to effectively build trust with colleagues and clients, and mental health issues all lawyers face as professional problem solvers.

Frequently regarded as the highlight of the section's annual CLE, the final session features valuable insight about practice before the business court from the perspectives of sitting business court judges.


  • Business or Legal? Navigating Complex Privilege Issues
  • Using Experts in Complex Litigation
  • The Opioid Litigation: Reaching a Global Settlement
  • Building Trust (With Colleagues, Clients and the Bench)
  • The Price We Pay as Professional Problem Solvers
  • Insurance Issues in Complex Litigation
  • Business Court Panel Discussion

In-Person Live
Thursday, February 2, 2023
7:45  AM–5:15 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  • Chief Judge Louis A. Bledsoe III, North Carolina Business Court, Charlotte
  • Judge Adam M. Conrad, North Carolina Business Court, Charlotte
  • Judge Mark A. Davis, North Carolina Business Court, Raleigh
  • Judge Julianna T. Earp, North Carolina Business Court, Greensboro
  • Judge Michael L. Robinson, North Carolina Business Court, Winston-Salem
  • Demi L. Bostian, Robinson Bradshaw, Chapel Hill
  • Brian D. Burns, FORVIS LLP, Richmond, VA
  • Taylor M. Dewberry, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP, Raleigh
  • Jeremy M. Falcone, Ellis & Winters LLP, Greensboro
  • J. Matthew "Matt" Gorga, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh (Moderator)
  • Candace A. Hoffman, North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program, Raleigh
  • Emma T. Kutteh, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte
  • Jane Y. Paksoy, IQVIA, Chapel Hill
  • Gary S. Parsons, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
  • Preetha Suresh Rini, Robinson Bradshaw, Chapel Hill (Moderator)
  • Sarah A. Sheridan, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte
  • Luke C. Tompkins, Ward and Smith PA, Raleigh (Moderator)
  • W. Swain Wood, Morningstar Law Group, Raleigh

NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section

  • Gregory L. Skidmore, Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 7.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health


Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period (as defined by the CDC at the time of the event) should not attend NCBA/NCBF events in person. Should a registrant for an in-person CLE event begin to experience COVID-19 symptoms or fall within a COVID-19 quarantine/isolation period, they will be provided with a digital registration upon request.

Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

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.