Charles E. Harris II

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

Charles E. Harris II

Charles E. Harris II

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Charles E. Harris, II, a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, he 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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Charles E. Harris II
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Mayer Brown LLP provides legal services in areas of banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (in case citations, N.D. Ohio) is the federal trial court for the northern half of Ohio. The court has courthouses in Cleveland (where the chief judge and most of the Northern District's judges have chambers), Toledo, Akron, and Youngstown. Appeals from this court are heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The United States Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Ohio represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. Steven M. Dettelbach was appointed U.S. Attorney on July 10, 2009 by President Barack Obama, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 15, 2009. He was sworn into office on October 26, 2009.

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Executive Vice Chairman at UBS Americas, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2015
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Stars
2014
Super Lawyers - Illinois Rising Stars
2014
Network Journal - Top 40 Under Forty
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