Charlie concentrates his practice on solving issues for highly regulated businesses in the energy, telecommunications, transportation, and similarly regulated sectors. Clients pursuing representation in complex regulatory and civil litigation matters, often involving multiple agency investigations, proceedings, appeals, and related civil proceedings, seek Charlie out for his strategic thinking and track record of getting results. His practice has evolved from a litigation-based practice to one where he spends equal time advising clients facing regulatory, contractual, and other transactional issues.
When clients are facing class action litigation, Charlie leads the defense where there is significant regulatory and civil exposure, such as unfair and deceptive trade practices claims, unlawful pricing claims, federal and state privacy protection claims, federal financial consumer protection claims, breach of contract, and property rights claims.
Charlie helps his energy and telecommunications clients solve issues involving infrastructure and facilities deployment, operations, and access and represents them in State Attorney General investigations into pricing and marketing practices. And for his clients in the energy sector, he skillfully handles international shipping, marine contract and customs issues, including matters involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Charlie also represents aviation clients in class action lawsuits, Department of Transportation investigations, resolving No Fly list issues, and appeals from agency decisions.
Previously, Charlie was a partner at a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm in Washington, D.C., where he co-chaired the firm's energy, utilities and telecommunications, and infrastructure practice groups.
Charlie also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals and families on issues of education law on a reduced fee and pro bono basis. He serves on the Board of Directors for Vanguard Landing, Inc., a Virginia 501(c)(3) corporation. He earned his B.A., with honors, from Harvard University and his J.D., also with honors, from the George Washington University School of Law.