Vice President and General Counsel
Charles joined Global Automakers in 2015. Working with Global Automakers’ member companies, Charles provides legal and policy advice on a range of automotive matters, including fuel economy and vehicle emissions, motor vehicle safety, and connected automation. He joined Global Automakers after 18 years practicing law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he handled agency rulemaking and regulatory challenges, defense of environmental enforcement actions, and environmental white-collar investigations. Charles received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served on the Law Review, and holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University. He is a member of the California and District of Columbia Bars.