B.A., Amherst; J.D., Harvard
Charles E. Davidow is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP. He is the former co-chair of that firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement practice group. He has focused his practice on securities enforcement proceedings, corporate internal investigations, and private securities litigation and arbitration. He has represented board committees, institutions and individuals in connection with investigations, litigation, and SEC enforcement proceedings under the federal securities laws. He has also represented issuers of securities and their officers and directors, as well as financial services and accounting firms, in class action and shareholder derivative litigation. Professor Davidow has represented companies and individuals in most of the major Wall Street controversies of the last 35 years, including the insider trading scandal involving Ivan Boesky and others, the Salomon Brothers Treasury Auction scandal, the failure of Long-Term Capital Management, the collapses of Enron and WorldCom, the credit market disruptions of the last decade, and cases involving allegations of mutual fund market timing, stock options backdating, and numerous less publicized inquiries. Professor Davidow has also represented the National Women’s Law Center and other organizations on a pro bono basis in filing amicus curiae briefs supporting the contraceptive care mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and implementing regulations in the Supreme Court and the courts of appeals. Professor Davidow has been listed in recent years as being among the leading lawyers in his area by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, and Super Lawyers.