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Charles C. Platt

Charles C. Platt

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

New York, NY, USA


Charles Platt is a leading commercial litigator, recognized nationally for his work defending financial services and insurance companies. He is the partner-in-charge of the firm's New York office.

Mr. Platt has extensive experience in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, ranging from securities fraud and ERISA class actions to disputes regarding hedge fund management and bond indentures. He has defended numerous companies in national class actions regarding investment and retirement products, including cases challenging compensation arrangements and fees that give rise to breach of fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction claims. He has successfully tried cases raising  breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference, fraudulent conveyance, business valuation, indemnification, preliminary injunction, franchise termination, employment, bankruptcy and other commercial issues.

Honors & Awards

Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community for his general commercial litigation practice in the 2006-2015 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2006-2016 editions of the Best Lawyers in America for insurance law

Named a "New York Super Lawyer" in 2011-2015 for his work as a leading commercial litigator

Selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a peer-nominated, invitation only Trial Lawyer Honorary Society

Recent Highlights

Mr. Platt is currently representing companies in shareholder derivative, securities, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and ERISA class actions, as well as companies in the LIBOR litigation and in the Madoff-related cases. His recent appellate experience includes victories in the Ninth Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit and Sixth Circuit in class actions alleging fraud in connection with the sale of financial and retirement products. His recent trials have litigated breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraudulent conveyance, and indemnification issues.

Professional Activities

In 1992, Mr. Platt was appointed as Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro ("Iraqgate") Investigation by the US Department of Justice.

Charles C. Platt is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues, Monday, March 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues, Monday, March 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Ethics for Corporate Lawyers: Multijurisdictional Practice and Other Current Issues 2017, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, New York, NY
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