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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

2049 CENTURY PARK EAST, 38TH FLOOR, LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-32, USA
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Work +1 310 277 4110
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Fax +1 310 277 4730
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Charles Weir

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Work +1 310 284 6159
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Web:
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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Dispute Resolution/Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense

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Parnter Charles Weir is an accomplished litigator with more than 17 years of experience handling complex business litigation and internal investigations. Charles’ complex business litigation practice focuses on representing public and private companies and executives in class actions, shareholder derivative suits, qui tam litigation and commercial disputes. He currently serves as the head of the Los Angeles Litigation Group and co-chair of the Firm’s Class Action Team.

His class action matters have involved claims of unfair business practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, off-label prescription drug marketing, false advertising, violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and violations of federal and state securities laws. Charles was defense counsel in two of the largest shareholder derivative lawsuits in California history. He represented officers and directors of Pacific Gas & Electric Company in shareholder derivative litigation arising from the company’s natural gas pipeline business. He also represented a co-founder of Broadcom Corporation in connection shareholder derivative and class action litigation arising from allegations of stock option backdating.

For further details of Charles' biography, please view McDermott website:
https://www.mwe.com/en/team/w/weir-charles-e


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

McDermott Will & Emery LLP's team is commended for its 'high credibility with government agencies' and 'strategic approach'. David Rosenbloom chairs the global practice from Chicago, while Charles Weir leads the group in Los Angeles and 'incisive thinker' Laura McLane heads the Boston team. In a standout matter, McLane and Mark Pearlstein ('an absolute delight to work with') are representing Universal Health Services in a Supreme Court FCA case with industry-wide consequences. Gordon Greenberg, Charles Weir and Russell Hayman in Los Angeles, and Jeffrey Stone and Steven Scholes in Chicago are also recommended.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP's team is commended for its 'high credibility with government agencies' and 'strategic approach'. David Rosenbloom chairs the global practice from Chicago, while Charles Weir leads the group in Los Angeles and 'incisive thinker' Laura McLane heads the Boston team. In a standout matter, McLane and Mark Pearlstein ('an absolute delight to work with') are representing Universal Health Services in a Supreme Court FCA case with industry-wide consequences. Gordon Greenberg, Charles Weir and Russell Hayman in Los Angeles, and Jeffrey Stone and Steven Scholes in Chicago are also recommended.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Healthcare litigation is a standout area for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, which is also well versed in tax, IP antitrust and class action litigation, among other areas. In a cross-office effort, Jon Dean and Russell Hayman in Los Angeles and Boston-based Sarah Walters successfully defended Plantronics in a high-stakes antitrust trial in federal court in Delaware. In a case before the California Supreme Court, San Francisco-based Marisa Chun acted for the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Bar Association as amicus curiae in litigation that considered "clawback" fee issues in the context of law firm dissolutions. Charles Weir is the head of the Los Angeles litigation group; Anthony Bongiorno is a name to note in Boston; the 'outstanding' Terrence Dee is based in Chicago.

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