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

Charles A. Samuels


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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
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University University of Virginia, B.A., 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, LL.B., 1978
Admitted1978, Illinois; 1981, District of Columbia
Memberships District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association.


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.

Recognitions & Awards

· Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

· Member, American Bar Association


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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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Charles A. Samuels

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20004-2608


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