Charles is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group. Since joining the firm in 1976, he has handled business and regulatory litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on energy-related matters, and has handled cases before many federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior.
He has extensive experience defending False Claims Act (including qui tam) cases and representing energy companies, defense contractors, and health providers in district courts and before the Department of Justice. He also represents companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations in the energy, securities, and defense-procurement industries. Recently, Charles has represented individual attorneys in suspension, debarment, and sanctions proceedings before numerous federal agencies.