Matt Sawchak’s teaching and scholarship reflect his over 20 years of experience in complex business litigation, appellate practice, and antitrust.
His scholarship focuses on federalism in antitrust and trade regulation, as well as emerging issues in civil procedure.
Sawchak’s classes convey substantive law and advocacy skills at the same time. Sawchak teaches Campbell Law students how a lawyer’s command of the litigation environment strengthens the position of all of the lawyer’s clients.
Sawchak has been a litigation partner in two of North Carolina’s leading law firms. He has handled cases that range from antitrust enforcement proceedings to First Amendment disputes. He has served multiple times as new counsel on appeal.
Business North Carolina magazine has profiled Sawchak twice as the top antitrust lawyer in North Carolina. The magazine now includes him in its Legal Elite Hall of Fame. He is also described as a leading North Carolina lawyer in Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Appellate, Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, and Chambers USA.
Sawchak is a board-certified specialist in appellate practice. He has chaired the North Carolina Bar Association’s Appellate Rules Committee, which makes recommendations to the North Carolina Supreme Court on issues of appellate procedure. He also serves on the Rules Advisory Committee for the North Carolina Business Court.
He is a member of the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. He serves on the editorial board of the Antitrust Law Journal. He has chaired the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Sawchak joined the Campbell Law faculty in 2011.
He 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.
- LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, Duke University, 1989.
- J.D. with honors, Duke University, 1989. Order of the Coif. Faculty Award. Bidlake Award in legal writing. William Neal Reynolds Scholar. Editor-in-chief, Duke Law Journal.
- A.B. cum laude, Harvard University, 1984. National Merit Scholar.