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Marcus Trathen

Partner

Overview

A trusted advisor, Marcus Trathen focuses his practice in the fields of communications law, utilities regulation, mass media, the Internet, intellectual property, and legislative representation.

My Practices

  • Marcus counsels clients on a wide range of issues, including telecommunications regulation, media and the First Amendment, Internet law and regulation, and broadcast licensing and regulation.

  • Marcus advises businesses on complex matters related to intellectual property licensing. 

  • Marcus has extensive experience representing clients before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

Credentials

Honors & Recognitions

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in First Amendment Law (2008-2022) (Raleigh "Lawyer of the Year" 2021)

Education

University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1990, with honors; Senior Staff Member (1989-90) and Staff Member (1988-89), North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1987, with highest honors and highest distinction; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

North Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and D.C. Circuits

U.S. District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, Advisory Board for International and Area Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2001-05)

Chairman, Class of 1938 Endowment Committee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995-2004)

Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

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    72 of our attorneys are ranked in Best Lawyers for 2022
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