NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes CLE Program
On February 3rd, Steven Scoggan kicked off this year’s NCBA Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section CLE with a presentation about pleadings-stage motions on contract and tortious interference claims. Steven identified aspects of claims most susceptible to early dispositive motions and discussed strategic considerations relevant to Rule 12(b)(6) and Rule 12(c) motions.
For the ethics component of the CLE, Tom Segars spoke on a panel that discussed the importance of mentoring and sponsoring new attorneys. The panel addressed, among other topics, the differences between mentorship and sponsorship, practical tips for mentors and sponsors, and the importance of mentorship as a means of supervising junior attorneys under the Rules of Professional Conduct.
To wrap up the day, Agustin Martinez co-moderated a panel of all five North Carolina Business Court judges. The informative, “view from the bench” panel has become a program highlight for the CLE. This year’s panel, which featured new Business Court Judges Julianna Theall Earp and Mark A. Davis for the first time, was no exception.