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  • 101 North Tryon Street
    Suite 1900
    Charlotte, NC 28246

Mark W. Merritt

Mr. Merritt’s practice covers a broad range of business-related litigation, including, antitrust litigation and counseling, complex and class action litigation and securities litigation. He is regularly involved in representing clients in governmental investigations, including investigations conducted by federal antitrust agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and self-regulatory organizations. Additionally, he has assisted corporate clients in conducting investigations into internal accounting and financial irregularities.

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar, Councilor, 2006-present; Ethics Committee, Vice Chair, 2009, Chair 2010, 2011, 2013; Lawyers Assistance Program, Chair, 2008-12
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Section, 1996-present; Chair, 2005
  • Mecklenburg County Bar, President, 2000-01; Executive Committee; Treasurer, 1996-98
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable John M. Wisdom, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Community Involvement

  • Senior Warden, Christ Episcopal Church, 2007
  • The Family Center, Board of Directors, 1994-99; President, 1997
  • Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, Board of Directors, 2013-14; 1989-98; President, 1992-94
  • Morehead-Cain Scholarship Central Selection Committee, 2010-13

Professional Recognition

  • North Carolina Bar Association, H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award, 2012
  • Woodward/White, Inc., The Best Lawyers in America, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, eminent domain and condemnation, litigation - antitrust, litigation - securities, 1999-2014; Charlotte Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2014; Charlotte Litigation - Securities Lawyer of the Year, 2012; Charlotte Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013 
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite Hall of Fame, antitrust and litigation
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Top 10 North Carolina Super Lawyer, business litigation, 2008-14; top recipient of voters, 2009
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, litigation and antitrust, 2003-13
  • Benchmark Litigation, North Carolina leading litigation attorney, antitrust, class actions, securities, 2007-14 
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated