J.M. Durnovich

Associate
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J.M. practices complex civil litigation. He represents clients facing a wide range of challenges, with a concentration in antitrust matters, whistleblower claims, government-related disputes, constitutional litigation, and appeals. In addition, J.M. regularly defends professional malpractice claims and handles a variety of construction disputes.

Representative Experience

Currently representing the North Carolina Department of Revenue in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve a divisive legal issue involving the scope of the State's authority to tax out-of-state trusts. 

Currently representing craft breweries in a closely watched constitutional challenge to the application of North Carolina's beer distribution and franchise laws. 

Currently representing a government whistleblower in a lawsuit against two now-convicted district attorneys and the State of North Carolina.

Currently representing physical therapists and patients in a federal antitrust lawsuit over patients' access to a form of physical therapy known as dry needling.

Represented five European business organizations in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Microsoft, a closely-watched case concerning cross-border data transfers and international investigations. 

Successfully appealed trial court's order denying an investor's motion to dismiss a products-liability lawsuit, resulting in the Court of Appeals directing the trial court to dismiss all claims against client. 

Successfully obtained dismissal of class action lawsuit against a national lender in case alleging thousands of violations of the federal Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act.

Successfully petitioned state government agency to repeal as "untenable" its own tax rule that had been enforced for more than six years.

Successfully obtained dismissals of federal antitrust claims and constitutional claims against former members of the state licensing boards. 

Successfully obtained dismissal of federal statutory and constitutional claims relating to attorney's representation of confidential informant to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Successfully obtained dismissal of all claims — including fraud, unfair trade practices, and punitive damages — against real estate developer on the eve of a jury trial while preserving the developer's counterclaims against the plaintiff. 

Successfully obtained dismissal of claims for breach of contract, slander of title, and request for declaratory relief regarding the validity of a mortgage assignment.

*The cases selected for inclusion above were dependent on a variety of facts and circumstances unique to those particular matters and should not be understood as a guarantee of future success in any matter.

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