A sampling of Charles’ matters are included in the lists that follow.
Currently representing and previously represented Universal Health Services, Inc., in multiple qui tam suits including alleged violations of the federal and California False Claims Acts, including in the landmark False Claims Act case Universal Health Services, Inc. v. United States, ex rel. Escobar, 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016).
Represented a major drug manufacturer in a consumer class action regarding the alleged off-label marketing of prescription drugs.
Currently representing and previously represented Canopy Health, a health network in California’s Bay Area, in breach of contract litigation.
Representing a hospital system in a class action alleging improper billing of third-party liability carriers.
Represented a hospital and its parent Fortune 500 health services company in a class action regarding alleged violations of the TCPA.
Represented St. Joseph Health in a commercial dispute with an independent physician association.
Represented a major dialysis company in In re Epogen Off-Label Marketing, a class action dismissed by the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (discussed in the Big Suits Section of The American Lawyer following dismissal of the claims against the firm’s client).
Represented a hospital system in a False Claims Act qui tam suit related to radiation oncology.
Representing the Healthcare Financial Management Association as amicus curiae challenging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ hospital price disclosure rule.
Represented multiple Medicare Advantage Plans in an administrative challenge to changes to the Star Ratings system.
Representing a device manufacturer in connection with breach of contract and fraud litigation.
Trademark and Unfair Competition:
Representing the parent company of a film production and distribution company in a trademark infringement lawsuit. Manatt obtained a preliminary injunction against the defendant.
Representing the corporate entities that hold the intellectual property rights of a legendary guitarist in numerous matters related to serial infringers of copyrights and trademarks.
Representing a legendary singer and musician in trademark and copyright infringement litigation.
Represented a cosmetics company in breach of contract and trademark infringement arbitration.
Represented a hospital system in connection with claims of trade secret theft and breach of contract.
Represented a dialysis provider in connection with competition disputes involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition.
Representing a national primary care provider in a dispute with a competitor involving allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of noncompetition and nonsolicitation arrangements.
Represented an artisanal coffee company in trademark litigation.
Represented officers and directors of Pacific Gas & Electric Company in a shareholder derivative action arising from the San Bruno accident and the company’s natural gas pipeline operations.
Represented a co-founder of a major semiconductor company in a high-profile securities class action and shareholder derivative suit regarding the company’s stock option accounting practices.
Represented Mars, Incorporated, in multiple consumer class actions regarding product labeling and supply chain disclosures.
Represented members of the board of directors of a publicly traded bank holding company in a securities class action and an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action.
Represented a subprime lender in a securities class action.
Represented Under Armour in a consumer class action.