Charles Moore is counsel in the Firm's Competition Group. His practice focuses on antitrust litigation and counseling. Charles also has significant experience in merger control matters, and in general litigation matters.
Charles has worked on many of the Firm's most cutting-edge and difficult antitrust matters. Among other things, he has been a key member of teams that resulted in the non-indictment of Firm's clients in high-profile US Department of Justice matters, and in defending clients against cartel claims in civil class-action antitrust litigation matters. For example, Charles recently played a key role in the Firm's successful defense of civil antitrust class action price-fixing claims against an international manufacturer of building products. The Firm's client was the only manufacturer to win summary judgment on all of the claims. Charles also was one of the primary lawyers on the Firm's successful resolution of US Department criminal price-fixing charges against a Taiwanese automotive lighting manufacturer; the Firm ultimately negotiated a 60% reduction in criminal fines for the manufacturer.
Charles also worked on the Firm's successful antitrust defense of shipping company Stolt-Nielsen, playing an important role in Stolt-Nielsen's obtaining of key criminal evidence through the federal criminal subpoena power and in follow-on civil litigation that culminated in a United States Supreme Court victory for Stolt- Nielsen in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. Animalfeeds International Corp., 559 US 662 (2010).
In addition to his cartel practice, Charles worked in the Firm's merger practice, having assisted Firm clients with the successful antitrust clearance of transactions in a variety of industries, including the grocery, truck stop, document storage, medical device and machinery industries, among others.
In recent years, Charles has had extensive involvement in the Firm's work in the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust in the pharmaceutical context. Charles also has significant experience counseling trade and industry associations concerning antitrust issues, and in providing antitrust compliance training to the Firm's clients. Finally, Charles has significant experience assisting the Firm's clients work through e-Discovery issues.
Prior to joining White & Case, Charles worked at a Minneapolis, Minnesota based law firm, where he handled a variety of antitrust and civil litigation and arbitration matters. He also participated in a special internship program with the Minneapolis City Attorney, through which he first-chaired several jury and bench trials. Charles also clerked for the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1998-99).
Panelist, Emerging Antitrust Risks for Trade Associations, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Annual Spring Meeting, April 6, 2022
Panelist, The Trade Association Roundtable: Practical Guidance, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, June 11, 2020
Moderator, Trade Association Antitrust Compliance—Safety in Numbers?, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Annual Spring Meeting, March 28, 2019
Moderator, An Ethical Journey Through E-Discovery, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Annual Spring Meeting, April 11, 2018
Webinar panelist, E-discovery Considerations in Second Requests and Antitrust Litigation, Kroll Ontrack webinar, October 7, 2015
Moderator, Coordinated Legal Strategies for Trade Associations and Their Members, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Brown Bag, January 17, 2012
Kathryn Mims, Ira Raphaelson and Charles C. Moore, "Shoring Up Compliance Amid Change In Antitrust Tack," Law360, May 20, 2021
"Supreme Court Should Protect Contract Rights in AT&T Mobility Case," The Legal Pulse, Washington Legal Foundation, November 8, 2010
Peter J. Carney and Charles C. Moore, "Supreme Court's Stolt-Nielsen Decision Limits Use of Class Arbitration," The Antitrust Counselor, Vol. 4.4, June 2010
Circuit Reporter for the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Antitrust Litigator, Winter 2002-Winter 2003