Charlie Carlin


Charlie Carlin


Charlie Carlin specializes in complex commercial litigation and internal investigations, with additional experience in securities litigation, labor and employment law, and criminal law. He has defended individual clients and corporations in federal and state courts throughout the country. His litigation experience encompasses all stages of the civil litigation process, from pre-litigation counseling to settlements and appeals. Charlie also has specific experience defending corporations in class actions, and defending corporations and individuals in lawsuits brought by, and investigations led by, the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance and Investigations
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Securities Law
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado


  • Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School – 2016
  • Bachelors of Arts, Indiana University Bloomington – 2013; Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa

Honors & Awards

  • Named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – 2024
    • Commercial Litigation

Community Activities & Personal Interests

Charlie strives to give back to the community and has committed many hours to pro bono work, representing indigent individuals and non-profits in various civil and criminal litigations in state and federal court. In his free time, he enjoys hiking in national parks, playing basketball, reading classic literature, and watching Michigan football.

Speeches & Publications

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a major food company in a commodities manipulation action brought by the CFTC, and the parallel class action case alleging market manipulation and monopolization.
  • Represented a Fortune 100 client in a criminal investigation led by the DOJ.
  • Represented a corporation in a class action lawsuit pending in the Southern District of New York alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.
  • Represented a set of individuals in an investigation by the SEC and DOJ into the business practices of a Fortune 100 company.

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