• Antitrust Law, Business Law
  • North Carolina
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Practice Areas
  • Antitrust Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust Litigation »
  • Business Litigation »
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Unfair Trade Practices
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Professional Experience
Professional Associations
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Activities: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
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Activities: Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
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Activities: former Chairman, North Carolina Federal Bar Advisory Council
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Activities: Member, Rules Committee, U
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Activities: District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
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Activities: Bar Associations: Forsyth County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Antitrust (former member, Executive Council), Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections
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Activities: American Bar Association, Antitrust and Litigation Sections
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Activities: Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
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Activities: Court of Appeals for the 4th, 5th and 6th Circuits
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Activities: and the United States Supreme Court
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Activities: Admitted to Bar: 1972, North Carolina
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Activities: ListingsMr
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Activities: Copenhaver is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in three categories: Business Litigation, Antitrust and First Amendment Rights
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Activities: He also is listed in such publications as Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Antitrust and Litigation), Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" (Antitrust), Law And Politics' "North Carolina Super Lawyers" (Antitrust Litigation), and in Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World
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Activities: EducationB
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Activities: , 1969, Duke University
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Activities: Certificate of International Law, 1971, City University (London), with honors
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Activities: , 1972, University of North Carolina School of Law
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Activities: Prior Legal ExperienceSummer internship, Duke University School of Law, 1970
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Activities: Research/teaching assistantship, Institute of Government, UNC-CH, 1970-1972
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Activities: Firm Management ResponsibilitiesAntitrust and Trade Regulations, Practice Group Leader, 1987-2001
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Activities: PublicationsEditor, North Carolina Law Section, Business Torts, A Fifty-State Guide, Aspen Publishers
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Activities: Representative CasesStatic Control Components, Inc
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Activities: Lexmark International, Inc
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Activities: 2007) (lead trial counsel in Lexmark's defense of antitrust and Lanham Act counterclaims in patent infringement action
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Activities: DeLoach, et al
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Activities: Philip Morris Co
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Activities: 1:00-cv-01235-WLO
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Activities: 551 (2002) (lead trial counsel for R
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Activities: Reynolds Tobacco Company in defense of class-action Section 1 conspiracy)
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Activities: Pro Billiards Tour Association Inc
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Activities: Reynolds Tobacco Company, U
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Activities: 1:98-cv-00379
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Activities: 187 F
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Activities: 229 (1999) (lead trial counsel for R
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Activities: Reynolds Tobacco Co
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Activities: in case alleging breach of contract and unfair trade practices)
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Activities: Food Lion, Inc
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Activities: Capital Cities/ABC, Inc
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Activities: 3d 505 (4th Cir
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Activities: 1999) (lead trial counsel for Food Lion in fraud and unfair trade practices action)
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Activities: Bepco, Inc
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Activities: AlliedSignal, Inc
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Activities: 2000) (lead trial counsel for AlliedSignal (later Honeywell) in successful defense of Section 2 antitrust suit)
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Activities: In Re Stucco Litigation, Master File No
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Activities: 5:96-cv-287-BR(2), U
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Activities: , Eastern District of North Carolina
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Activities: 1997) (liaison counsel for all defendants in successful defense of nationwide class action)
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Activities: Lawyers Title of North Carolina, Inc
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Activities: Investors Title Co
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Activities: 2:88-cv-00137-RCE-PTS (M
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Activities: 1988) (lead trial counsel for plaintiffs in successful monopolization and conspiracy action)
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