Pressly M. Millen

Senior Lecturing Fellow

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    Room: 4021
    Phone: 919-613-8550
    210 Science Dr
    Box 90360
    Durham NC 27708

Pressly Millen is a partner at Womble Carlyle in Raleigh, where he specializes in trial litigation.  He has litigated a wide variety of antitrust and other complex business cases, including class actions, in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has represented clients in numerous industries including pharmaceuticals, software, telecom, and retail. He has been named by Business North Carolina as one of its Legal Elite in both Antitrust and Litigation.

Millen has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in antitrust cases tried to verdict in federal courts. Among the clients he has represented in antitrust litigation are Reebok International Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, Jefferson-Pilot Corporation, Midwest Express, Inc., Rhone-Poulenc Ag Company, and Lithotripters, Inc.

Millen has also represented numerous clients in complex class actions including Microsoft Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company, Market America, Inc., Pozen, Inc., Sears Roebuck & Co., SunCom Wireless, and Societe Air France, S.A. Press regularly appears on behalf of clients in the North Carolina Court for Complex Business Litigation, and he has litigated over a dozen trade secrets cases for clients including Bayer CropScience, SAS Institute, GlaxoSmithKline, and Overture Services, Inc. Press obtained a complete defense jury verdict for his clients in TSC Research v. Bayer Chemicals & Lanxess Corp. (U.S.D.C., M.D.N.C.), an action involving allegations of breach of contract and multiple torts, including misappropriation of trade secrets, in connection with a failed effort to market a chemical compound.

Millen successfully defended the first civil RICO case tried to a jury verdict in the Eastern District of North Carolina in South Atlantic Ltd. P’ship of Tennessee v. Riese, et al, 284 F.3d 518 (4th Cir. 2002). He also has substantial experience in dealing with investigations conducted by and litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in private securities fraud actions.

Millen frequently lectures other lawyers on the subjects of Antitrust, Unfair Trade Practices, Trade Secrets, Confidentiality and Intellectual Property.  He co-authors Womble Trade Secrets, a blog that follows trade secrets litigation.

Millen received his AB from Yale University in 1982, magna cum laude, and his JD from Duke Law School in 1985, with high honors; Order of the Coif.  At Duke he served as note editor on the Duke Law Journal.