Since his return to Williams Mullen after nearly three years of public service in the Office of the 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 where Chuck represents individuals and corporations in state and federal investigations, including grand jury and trial matters, Chuck has expanded his advocacy to include an Attorneys General and State Agency practice. 

Since his return to Williams Mullen after nearly three years of public service in the Office of the 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 where Chuck represents individuals and corporations in state and federal investigations, including grand jury and trial matters, Chuck has expanded his advocacy to include an Attorneys General and State Agency practice. 

During the historic corruption trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell, Chuck provided legal analysis to numerous print and cable news outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, NBC12, and Politico.  As a former Assistant United States Attorney and former Chief Deputy Attorney General, Chuck is situated to address issues related to the interplay of law, policy, politics and trial strategy.  Chuck previously represented an elected official on similar charges and appreciates the challenges faced by both the government and the defendant.  

Chuck continues to represent individual and corporate clients before enforcement and regulatory bodies as varied the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, the Department of Treasury, the Department of Homeland Security and several United States Attorneys Offices.  Chuck has conducted several internal investigations resolved numerous matters in state and federal courts.  He has represented companies, executives, businessmen, and employees investigated for everything from alleged customs violations to trademark infringement to embezzlement.  A true problem solver, Chuck develops customized investigative and defensive strategies that best position the client and limit business interruptions and expenses, letting the client focus on their business.

Chuck has extensive litigation experience, having tried or argued numerous cases dealing with constitutional issues stemming from white collar, immigration, violent crime and narcotics cases before the state and federal trial courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also assists our Government Relations and Appellate Teams 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. 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 commentator 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.