Charles L. Kerr

Charles Kerr’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Mr. Kerr has particular expertise in the direct broadcast services industry and in disputes involving complex real estate, insurance and product liability issues. He has substantial experience litigating commercial disputes in both federal and state courts and in international arbitration proceedings in Europe and the United States.

Mr. Kerr has been the lead trial lawyer in several multimillion-dollar disputes involving programming and distribution rights in the direct broadcast services industry and, recently, was co-lead counsel in a five week jury trial involving a multi-billion dollar breach of contract dispute. He has also represented and acted as the lead trial counsel for a large commercial bank in a multi-jurisdictional fraud case involving money laundering, and has represented domestic and foreign financial institutions in regulatory investigations and related enforcement actions.

Mr. Kerr served as head of the firm’s New York Litigation Practice Group from 2000 to 2007, as Managing Partner of the firm’s New York Office from 2007 to 2012 and as co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability Group from 2004 to 2010. He is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, the New York County Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He served as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance from 1987 to 1990 and as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on the Recruitment of Lawyers from 1990 to 1992.

Mr. Kerr has been recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” in the area of Business Litigation. He is also recognized by Legal 500 US 2014 in the area of Product Liability: aviation litigation.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Product Liability and 4) Insurance Litigation
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 1982)
Education Brown University (B.A., 1978)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of New York
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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