- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Securities Litigation & Enforcement Life Sciences Intellectual Property Privacy & Security
- Consumer Litigation & Class Actions
|Contact Info||Telephone: 312 701 8934|
Fax: 312 706 8359
|University ||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 1996; North Carolina Central University, M.S. in Biology, summa cum laude, 2000|
|Law School||Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2003|
|Admitted||2003, Illinois; 2007, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; US Patent and Trademark Office, 2004|
•County Commissioner, Cook County Commission on Human Rights (2013-present)
•Board Member, Victory Gardens Theater (2014-present)
•Board Member, Heartland Human Care Services (2012-present)
•Board Member, Chicago Committee on Large Law Firms (2013-present)
•Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated (1993-present)
Charles E. Harris, II, a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. Charles represents clients in disputes involving a range of subject matters, with particular emphasis on class actions, real estate litigation, information security-related disputes, and First Amendment actions alleging defamation and other privacy torts. As a registered patent attorney, Charles also represents clients in patent, copyright and trademark infringement matters.
Charles is frequently recognized as a rising star in the legal community, and has distinguished himself as a versatile lawyer who possesses abilities in all areas of litigation. He has prepared matters for trial, tried cases to completion, and represented clients engaged in arbitrations before the AAA, ICDR, ICC and IFTA. He has also successfully defended individual and class action suits arising under the FCRA, FDCPA and state consumer fraud statutes and has defended actions seeking damages due to a data security breach.
Charles has experience counseling clients in a range of areas as well, including complying with data security safeguarding guidelines, creating and sustaining consumer and employee arbitration programs, complying with the VPPA and avoiding First Amendment and privacy issues. In addition, Charles has led the litigation due diligence assessment in a number of large mergers, including the merger of the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Charles has received a number of accolades for his leadership and legal experience, including being named to the Super Lawyers “Illinois Rising Stars” list in 2013, 2014 and 2015, being honored in 2014 with The Network Journal “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award and the Illinois Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award. Also, Charles regularly publishes and speaks on topics in his areas of practice.
Prior to joining the firm, Charles served as a law clerk to Judge David D. Dowd Jr., of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
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