Charles E. Davidow - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Charles E. Davidow

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 202-223-7380

A partner in the Litigation Department and co-chair of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Group, Charles E. Davidow focuses his practice on securities enforcement proceedings, corporate internal investigations and private securities litigation and arbitration. Chuck has extensive experience representing board committees, institutions and individuals in connection with investigations, litigation and SEC enforcement proceedings under the federal securities laws. He also represents issuers of securities and their officers and directors, as well as financial services firms and accounting firms, in class action and shareholder derivative litigation.

Additional Information


Chuck is currently representing parties in numerous lawsuits and regulatory investigations under the federal securities laws. These include matters involving accuracy of disclosures and financial reporting, practices relating to auction rate securities, hedge fund losses, foreign exchange transactions and losses suffered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He has also represented parties in investigations into possible foreign corrupt practices.

Chuck has represented special board committees conducting investigations of financial misconduct at Enron and WorldCom, along with numerous other companies. He has conducted internal investigations of subjects including stock options backdating, use of special purpose entities, revenue recognition, timing of expenses and quality of corporate governance.

Chuck has represented companies and individuals in SEC and other regulatory investigations into most of the major Wall Street controversies of the last 30 years, including the insider trading scandal involving Ivan Boesky and others, the Salomon Brothers Treasury Auction scandal, the failure of Long-Term Capital Management, the collapses of Enron and WorldCom, and cases involving allegations of mutual fund market timing, stock options backdating and numerous less publicized inquiries.

Amherst CollegeBA 1976Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1979

Client Comments

"Charles Davidow is fabulous; he is as smart as they come and nice to boot."

Office Location

2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1047
United States

Practice Areas

Litigation - Securities
Securities Regulation