Chuck is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation group and is the chair of the Labor and Employment group. Chuck actively practices and litigates on behalf of employers in labor and employment, trade secrets and employee mobiliity, and wage and hour class actions.
His employment practice includes counseling employers in all areas of employment law and representing management in the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, trade secret, and other employment disputes. He has extensive experience in trying multi-party complex misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and corporate raiding cases.
Chuck graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English from the University of California at Irvine in 1986. He received his Masters Degree in English from the University of California, Davis in 1988 and received his law degree from the same institution in 1992. Chuck has taught legal writing on the faculty of McGeorge School of Law and previously taught composition at the University of California, Davis.
North American Title v. Liberty Title, et al — Defense verdict. Lead trial counsel for defendant accused of conspiring and plotting a “raid” against a former employer’s employees. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $25 million, plus punitive damages for misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contract and prospective economic advantage. 12 week jury trial.
Comerica Bank v. Commercial Capital Bank. — Lead counsel in defending 21 individual defendants in complex multi-party trade secrets case. Settlement obtained favorable to all 21 defendants. Significant law and motion, writ and deposition practice during intense 12 month period in preparation for trial.
Other notable cases
Lead counsel in numerous employment and complex litigation matters ranging from injunctive relief battles, workplace discrimination and retaliation, anti-trust unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation claims.