Since his return to Williams Mullen after nearly three years as Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, Chuck has assisted a diverse group of clients with matters before state and federal investigative bodies.  Building on his previous White Collar & Investigations practice, Chuck has expanded his advocacy to include an Attorneys General and State Agency practice.

Since his return to Williams Mullen after nearly three years as Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, Chuck has assisted a diverse group of clients with matters before state and federal investigative bodies.  Building on his previous White Collar & Investigations practice, Chuck has expanded his advocacy to include an Attorneys General and State Agency practice.

Chuck is aware of the nuances of each attorney general’s office – those with elected AGs and those with appointed AGs. The protocol for dealing with each such office comes naturally to him, and business owners can depend on him to deftly navigate those issues for them. He has represented clients before multiple US attorneys’ offices, Commonwealth Attorneys, the Federal Trade Commission and in various multi-state attorney general investigations. He has also worked with state agencies, including the Virginia Office of the Inspector General and the State Corporation Commission.

Chuck has extensive litigation experience, having argued numerous cases dealing with constitutional issues stemming from white collar, immigration, violent crime and narcotics cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also assists our government advocacy group with special projects of concern to our clients. He previously served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia's Richmond and Alexandria Divisions and the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Washington, D.C.

Having handled hundreds of federal cases as lead trial counsel, Chuck has extensive courtroom experience, as well as experience investigating and prosecuting cases including conspiracy, embezzlement, public corruption, violent crime, money laundering and fraud. In private practice Chuck represents individuals and corporations in state and federal investigations, including grand jury and trial matters.

Chuck has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine and as one of the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine, and is a sought after speaker and writer on a variety of topics.

Chuck is a graduate of the University of Virginia and received his law degree from Washington and Lee University.

  • At request of client's audit committee, Williams Mullen's Government and Corporate Investigations team conducted the internal investigation, provided advice regarding appropriate remedial and disciplinary actions, and assisted client in responding to various government regulators' requests for additional information.
  • Client company retained Williams Mullen to lead an internal investigation regarding alleged crop insurance fraud scheme involving company purchases. We reviewed records and interviewed multiple witnesses before concluding our report to the client. Also recommended changes to contracting and payment procedures and conducted training. The matter remains under investigation by a U.S. attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina.