Travis Wheeler is a member of the firm and practices with the antitrust team.
Travis 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. Travis has prosecuted,pro bono, criminal domestic violence cases before juries in Orangeburg, Kershaw, and Sumter counties.
Travis 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, Travis 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.
Travis received a B.A. in Government from Wofford College, where he graduatedsumma 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 ofPhi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.
Recognitions•Elected to The State Media Company's Ninth Annual 20 Under 40 List in March 2012.
Travis' antitrust experience includes:Representing over 15 ocean shippers in price-fixing action against ocean carriers.
•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.Challenged a change in the manner of calculating a business license fee on behalf of large South Carolina manufacturer.
Represented incumbent mayor in primary election dispute.
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Away from the office and the classroom, Travis and his wife, Lisa, keep busy with a four year old son, one year old daughter, golden retriever, and three backyard chickens. Travis enjoys barbequing and fishing with his son and dancing with his daughter. He is an avid cyclist and runner (and has run at least one mile every day since April 13, 2011).
Speaking & Writing
Travis has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He teaches Antitrust Law in the Fall and Law & Economics in the Spring.
He has also previously served as a faculty member for the South Carolina Bar's Bridge the Gap CLE.