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Charles H. Samel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Chuck Samel, a partner with the firm's Litigation practice, is an antitrust and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience. His practice focuses on the defense of antitrust and consumer class actions and complex business litigation in federal and state court. Chambers & Partners USA observed that Chuck “enjoys a fine reputation as a superb and highly adept class actions litigator.”

Chuck has represented corporate defendants in major litigation matters involving building materials and construction, energy and natural gas, financial services and insurance, gasoline and petroleum products, high technology, hospital services, musical instruments and equipment, paper and paper products, pharmaceutical drugs, professional sports, television, tobacco, and transportation. He has argued motions for class certification and dispositive motions, taken and defended depositions of fact and expert witnesses, examined witnesses at trial, and argued issues on appeal. Chuck also advises clients on a variety of marketing and distribution issues and provides antitrust compliance training programs for corporate employees.


  • Listed by Los Angeles Magazine as “Southern California Super Lawyers” for Antitrust Litigation
  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners USA as "one of the leading antitrust lawyers in California," 2006 - 2011

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1888 Century Park East, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721
Phone: 310-788-3214
Firm Phone: 310-788-9900

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust


  • University of Maryland College Park (BA) (1982)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.) (1985)

Bar Admissions

  • The State Bar of California
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society — Fellow
  • Georgetown Law School — Law Alumni Board Member
  • American Bar Association — Member