Charles S. Fax is the Chair of the firm’s Class Action Litigation and False Claims Act Litigation practices. His experience includes litigating business and corporate/contractual disputes, including business fraud, government procurements, insurance coverage disputes, False Claims Act cases, business defamation and executive employment claims. He also represents plaintiffs and defendants in consumer class actions and civil rights litigation. Representative clients include public and closely held corporations, broker-dealers, trustees, law firms and business executives and employees.
Mr. Fax has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law since 2010, and has authored a regular column on recent developments in civil procedure for the American Bar Association Section of Litigation magazine “Litigation News” since 2008. He is the co-author, with United States District Judge Paul W. Grimm and Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., of “Litigation Problems and Their Solutions” (ABA Publishing 2013) – a widely cited textbook on civil discovery in federal courts, now in its third edition.
- Co-lead plaintiffs’ class counsel in Simon, et al. v. Republic of Hungary, et al., 812 F.3d 127 (D.C. Cir. 2016), a worldwide putative class action by Hungarian-born survivors of the Hungarian Holocaust in World War II against the Hungarian government and its national railway, seeking reparations
- Co-lead plaintiffs’ class counsel in Chambers, et al. v. Whirlpool, et al., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140839 (C.D. Cal. Oct. 11, 2016), a nationwide class action against Whirlpool Corporation and Sears Roebuck alleging defectively designed dishwashers that can lead to combustion
- Represented the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Administrator of the Puerto Rico prison system in Morales Feliciano v. Rosello Gonzalez, 13 F. Supp. 2d 151 (D.P.R. 1998), a class action alleging that the health care delivery system in Puerto Rico’s 44 prisons violated the Eighth Amendment proscription against cruel and unusual punishment
- Represented lead defendant in largest alleged tax shelter fraud of its time, Weil v. Markowitz, 829 F.2d 166 (D.C. Cir. 1987)
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- Holds an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell since 1995
- Listed in the Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law publications since 2001
- Named Greater Washington’s “Legal Elite” by Washington Smart CEO magazine (2006)
- Named as a Washington, D.C. and Maryland SuperLawyer® since 2009
- Maryland (1990)
- Washington, D.C. (1974)
- New York (1974)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (1990)
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims (1985)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1998)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1983)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1976)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1974)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1978)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2000)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1974)
- U.S. Supreme Court (1983)
Mr. Fax earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from George Washington University Law School, in 1973, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1970.
- Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County, New York (1973-1974)