Travis Wheeler: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Travis Wheeler

Columbia,  SC  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Appellate
  • Governmental Litigation
  • Litigation
University Wofford College, B.A., 1998
Law SchoolDuke University School of Law, J.D., 2001
Admitted2001, South Carolina; 2004, District of Columbia; 2005, North Carolina; Western District of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Travis C. Wheeler is a member of the firm and practices with the antitrust team.

Mr. Wheeler has experience in antitrust, trade regulation, and other complex commercial litigation and has represented clients in various antitrust, white-collar criminal, appellate, local governmental, and constitutional matters. Mr. Wheeler has prosecuted, pro bono, criminal domestic violence cases before juries in Orangeburg, Kershaw, and Sumter counties.

Mr. Wheeler also has experience in local government, election, and constitutional matters. He was part of a team that challenged a mayoral primary result. He has challenged special legislation targeting individual special purpose districts in violation of the South Carolina Constitution, and he currently represents corporate clients in disputes with governmental entities.

Previously, Mr. Wheeler was with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, where he concentrated his practice in business and commercial litigation. He has also practiced antitrust law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Wheeler received a B.A. in Government from Wofford College, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law, with high honors. In law school, he served as an Articles Editor and Notes and Special Projects Editor for Law & Contemporary Problems, in which his note, "An Economic Analysis of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act" was published. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappaand the Order of the Coif.

Outside his practice, Mr. Wheeler served as President of the Rosewood Community Council in 2007 and 2008 where he remains on the Executive Board and is past Vice President of the Central Rosewood Neighborhood Association. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation. In addition, Mr. Wheeler has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law since 2010, where he teaches Antitrust Law and Law and Economics.

Representative Matters

Mr. Wheeler's antitrust experience includes:

· Representing a corporate defendant in criminal federal investigation into alleged price-fixing.

· Representation of 17 direct purchasers of polyester staple fiber in price-fixing litigation.

· Representation of client in transportation industry in civil action alleging price-fixing of fuel surcharges.

· Counseling clients on antitrust issues and drafting corporate antitrust compliance policies.

· Conducting antitrust compliance training on-site for corporate clients.


"Former Nexsen Pruet employee chases gold at the Olympics"
Former project assistant Jason Richardson wins a Silver Medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Travis Wheeler Named to "20 Under 40" List
Nexsen Pruet attorney Travis Wheeler has been named to The Statenewspaper's "20 under 40" list for 2012.

Three Attorneys Elected as Members
Nexsen Pruet announced today that Dan Leonardi, Grainger Pierce and Travis Wheeler have been elected Members (partners) of the firm.

Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business'
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.

Nexsen Pruet Wins $3 Million Verdict Against Exxon Mobil
A legal team headed by Nexsen Pruet's Marguerite Willis secured a $3 million verdict, including punitive damages, against Exxon Mobil Corporation on behalf of a Darlington company that claimed the global oil giant had illegally conspired to drive it out of the Mobil lubricants business and had wrongfully terminated its distributorship.

Nexsen Pruet Secures $107 Million Settlement
Charlotte, N.C. - Nexsen Pruet's Antitrust Practice Group recently settled federal claims against Hoechst Celanese Corporation and its affiliated entities for $107 million.

Travis Wheeler Joins Nexsen Pruet's Antitrust Litigation Practice Group
Travis C. Wheeler has joined the Columbia office of Nexsen Pruet and will work as an associate in antitrust litigation.

Civic & Professional Memberships

· Immediate Past President (2007-2008) and Executive Boardmember, Rosewood Community Council

· Past Vice President, Central Rosewood Neighborhood Association

· Chair of the Board of Directors, Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation

· Adjunct faculty member, University of South Carolina School of Law, Antitrust Law (August 2010-present); Law and Economics (January 2013-present)

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Office Information

Travis Wheeler

1230 Main Street, Suite 700
ColumbiaSC 29201


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