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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

Rebroadcast (Original Program Date: February 2, 2023)
Thursday, May 11, 2023
8:55 AM–4:55 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
  • 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: 6.75 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
1.00 Substance Abuse/Mental Health


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.