Charles A. Samuels: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Charles A. Samuels

Phone202.434.7311

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Government Law & Contracts
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Environmental Law
  • Product Risk Management & Response
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Health Care
  • Energy & Clean Technology
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.434.7311
Fax: 202-434-7400
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/charles-a-samuels
 
University University of Virginia, B.A., 1975
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, LL.B., 1978
 
Admitted1978, Illinois; 1981, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

• Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
• Member, American Bar Association

 
Biography

Chuck is engaged in a federal and international regulatory and legislative practice. He has been extensively involved in product safety, environmental, tax, health care, technology, and energy issues, and public finance legislative and regulatory matters for a variety of trade associations, corporations, local governments, and state agencies.

His practice encompasses work before the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Energy, and Treasury, US Trade Representative, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, the IRS, and other federal and state agencies. He also has extensive experience dealing with Canada, the European Commission, and international bodies.

Chuck also engages in trade association representation and antitrust counseling. As general counsel of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Chuck negotiated and drafted the amendments to the Consumer Product Safety Act and the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act, and represents the appliance industry at international bodies dealing with safety, energy, ozone depletion, and global warming.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Chuck practiced regulatory law with a law firm in Chicago and then worked in the Executive Office of the President before entering private practice in Washington.

Newsroom

• Quoted in Buckyballs Deal Leaves Execs Fearful of Next CPSC Move, Law360 (05.13.2014)

• Quoted in CPSC Budget Seeks More Than FY 2014; Imports, Hazard Identification among Goals, BNA's Product Safety & Liability Reporter (03.04.2014)

• Quoted in Companies Fear CPSC's New Transparency Will Fuel Lawsuits, Law360 (02.19.2014)

• Quoted in Product Liability Regulation to Watch in 2014, Law360 (01.01.2014)

• Quoted in Outlook 2014: Movement on Tax Reform Possible in 2014, But Little Chance of Enactment, The Bond Buyer (12.27.2013)

• Quoted in CPSC Proposal Risks Delaying Recalls, Alienating Companies, Law360 (11.15.2013)

• Quoted in Voluntary Recall Agreements Would Be Legally Binding Under CPSC Proposed Rule, BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter (11.14.2013)

• Quoted in Budget Agreement Could Address Sequestration, Tax Reform , The Bond Buyer (10.18.2013)

• Quoted in SEC MA Rule Mostly Applauded , The Bond Buyer (09.20.2013)

• Mintz Levin Forms Dedicated Product Risk Management & Response Practice, (09.03.2013)

• Quoted in Senators Asked to Defend Tax Breaks, The Bond Buyer (06.27.2013)

• Quoted in Panel Eyes Options to Curb Munis, The Bond Buyer (05.16.2013)

• Featured in Mintz Levin Adds CPSC Chief of Staff to Product Safety Group, Law360 (05.14.2013)

• Chief of Staff to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman To Join Mintz Levin in Washington, DC, (05.13.2013)

• Quoted in Obama May Not Get Much Support , The Bond Buyer (04.02.2013)

• Quoted in Murray Prompts Muni Fears, The Bond Buyer (01.28.2013)

• Proposed 28% Cap Could Force Redemption of Billions of Debt, The Bond Buyer (01.14.2013)

• Quoted in Muni Risk Reduced in Near Term, The Bond Buyer (01.08.2013)

• Quoted in Deal Nets Short-Term Muni Relief, The Bond Buyer (01.03.2013)

• Quoted in Deal Nets Short-Term Muni Relief, The Bond Buyer (01.03.2013)

• Quoted in Market Fears Grow that Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Include Cap on Tax Exemption, The Bond Buyer (12.17.2012)

• Quoted in Sandy Relief Package Does Not Include Muni Provisions, The Bond Buyer (12.10.2012)

• Quoted in Election Ups Muni Threats, The Bond Buyer (11.08.2012)

• Quoted in Muni Pros Offer Mixed Views on Candidates, The Bond Buyer (10.05.2012)

• Quoted in Hensarling in Line for Key Chair, The Bond Buyer (09.26.2012)

• Quoted in Congress Faces Raft of Issues, The Bond Buyer (09.10.2012)

• Quoted in SEC's Conduit Proposal Would Bypass Top Defaulters, The Bond Buyer (08.22.2012)

• Quoted in Dold Bill Passes, But More Changes Likely, The Bond Buyer (08.02.2012)

• Quoted in SEC Taps Treasury's John Cross to Head New Muni Office, The Bond Buyer (08.02.2012)

• Quoted in Senate Tax Bill Would Revive Several Muni Provisions, The Bond Buyer (08.02.2012)

• Quoted in Grassley Questions Use of Some Munis, The Bond Buyer (07.26.2012)

• Quoted in Conferees Drop Muni Provisions from Highway Bill, The Bond Buyer (06.29.2012)

• Quoted in Bill Seeks to Permanently Raise Bank-Qualified Limit, The Bond Buyer (05.11.2012)

• Quoted in A Struggle for Muni Measures in Highway Bill, The Bond Buyer (04.24.2012)

• Quoted in Senate OKs Highway Bill As Focus Shifts to House, The Bond Buyer (03.16.2012)

• Quoted in Uncertain Future for Some Muni Provisions, The Bond Buyer (03.16.2012)

• Quoted in Glass Fireplace Makers Seek CPSC Help in Education Efforts, Product Safety Letter (01.30.2012)

• Quoted in Obama Jobs Act Seen as Potentially Hiking Borrowing Costs, Modern Healthcare (09.13.2011)

• Quoted in On the Chopping Block: Municipal Bonds Could be Seen as Part of Deficit Fix, Modern Healthcare (08.08.2011)

• Quoted in Market Eyes Long-Term Impact of Debt Agreement, The Bond Buyer (08.02.2011)

• Quoted in Dodd-Frank Sparks Anxiety Issues, The Bond Buyer (07.13.2011)

• Mintz Levin Attorney Charles A. Samuels Testifies Before House on Bill to Revise Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, (04.07.2011)

• Quoted in Exempt Health Care Entities Looking for SEC to Clarify Municipal Adviser Registration Rule, BNA's Health Law Reporter (02.17.2011)

• Quoted in The SEC and Tax-Exempt Borrowers, ModernHealthcare.com (01.24.2011)

• Mintz Levin Petitions Consumer Product Safety Commission on Behalf of Intertek and the American Apparel and Footwear Association for More Efficient Lab Testing Practices, (07.14.2009)

• Quoted in Toy Soldiers: Businesses struggle to comply with safety rules, National Law Journal (06.08.2009)

• Mintz Levin Establishes Practice Group Dedicated to Landmark Consumer Product Safety Commission Legislation, (07.30.2008)

• Mintz Levin Provides Critical Guidance to Manufacturers and Retailers as U.S. Senate Passes Consumer Product Safety Act Reauthorization, (03.07.2008)

• Mintz Levin Attorneys Named to List of 2007 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition, (04.19.2007)

Recognitions & Awards


• Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications

Co-author,CPSC Proposal Set to Expand Company Disclosures,Law360 (02.25.2014)

• Co-author,CPSC Approves $3.9 Million Penalty and Imposition of Compliance Program for National Retail Chain,Consumer Product Safety Alert (07.17.2013)

• Co-author,A Book on Books: SDNY Issues 160-Page Opinion Declaring that Apple Violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by Conspiring to Raise E-Book Prices,Antitrust Advisory (07.15.2013)

• Co-author,New Children's Product Testing and Certification Rule Set to Impact Manufacturers and Importers on February 8,Consumer Product Safety Alert (02.04.2013)

• Co-author,CPSC Issues Final Interpretative Rule on Definition of Children's Product,Consumer Product Safety Alert (10.18.2010)

• Recent Major Decisions by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Impact Sellers of Children's Product,Consumer Product Safety Commission Alert (07.29.2009)

• FTC Alleges Some Green Marketing Claims Are Dirty,Consumer Protection Advisory (06.11.2009)

• Announcement of New Nominees To The Consumer Product Safety Commission: How This Might Affect Your Business Sooner Than You Think,Consumer Product Safety Commission Advisory (05.07.2009)

• Recently Enacted Product Safety Legislation Is Significantly Impacting Manufacturers, Importers, Retailers and Distributors of Consumer Products,Consumer Products Safety Act Advisory (01.08.2009)

Speaking Engagements

Faculty,Recent Trends in Product Safety Enforcement,2014 Product Safety Management Certificate Course, 2014 Product Safety Management Certificate Course at Saint Louis University's Center for Supply Chain Management Studies (05.22.2014)

• Speaker,Consumer Product Safety Enforcement Trends, Mintz Levin, Webinar (09.12.2013)

• Panelist,Managing Company Risk of Administrative Actions, Working Around the CPSC Database, and Responding to Aggressive Investigations,Consumer Products Regulation & Litigation Conference, American Conference Institute, Chicago, IL (06.26.2013)

• Speaker,Navigating CPSC: The Experts' View, Product Safety Letter, Webinar (12.14.2011)

• Panelist,Washington, DC Advocacy Update,NAHEFFA Spring Conference, National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities, Charleston, SC (04.14.2011)

• Speaker,The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act: Ready or Not?, HB Litigation Conference (04.15.2010)

 
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SawStop Dismissal Explained: Opinion Crosscutting SawStop’s Antitrust Lawsuit Released
Helen J. Kim,Charles A. Samuels, July 24, 2014
Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia recently issued a Memorandum Opinion following up on his June 27, 2014 order (on which we previously wrote here and here) dismissing the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC.

SawStop Stopped: Judge Dismisses Antitrust Lawsuit Against Table Saw Industry
Matthew R. Howsare,Helen J. Kim,Charles A. Samuels, July 10, 2014
On June 27, 2014, Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the complaint filed against the power tool industry by SawStop, LLC. We previously wrote about this lawsuit and the need for companies and trade associations to develop sound legal policies and procedures to...

Buzzsaw or SawStop: Are You Prepared to Avoid Antitrust Liability in the Product Safety Arena?
Helen J. Kim,Charles A. Samuels, June 23, 2014
In most respects, trade associations are pro-competitive organizations: they join together competitors to advance worthwhile goals and to learn from one another. Their societal value is why they are recognized as non-profits. Many trade association activities, in particular safety standard-setting...



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701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
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