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Charles Dick

Charles H. Dick Jr., Esq.

Case Manager
Jenny Truex
T: 619-237-0805
F: 619-236-9032
401 B Street, Suite 2100, San Diego, CA 92101


Charles H. Dick, Esq. is an experienced dispute resolution professional with over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator and mediator. He specializes in the resolution of a wide array of complex disputes, including antitrust, business and commercial, securities, employment, personal injury and professional liability issues.

Mr. Dick’s distinguished career as a trial lawyer spanned more than 50 years and involved litigation and arbitration of complex business and commercial matters, as well as a wide range of high-stakes domestic and international disputes. For more than a decade, his practice involved service as lead counsel in securities class action lawsuits, which contributed to his reputation as a leading advocate in shareholder litigation and as a skilled practitioner in corporate governance matters.

Mr. Dick is known for his sound judgment and fair-mindedness. As an arbitrator, he has been described as industrious, intelligent and a quick study.  Mr. Dick assists parties in streamlining proceedings, while being considerate of counsels’ preferences and believes arbitration works best when the parties have confidence in procedures they have designed. 

As a mediator, Mr. Dick’s approach begins with patient listening, and he has been described as both empathetic and perceptive. Though capable of being evaluative, he brings creativity to the process and believes that mediation is most effective when the mediator functions as a facilitator of negotiation by the parties.

Representative Matters

Antitrust/Competition Law

  • Lead counsel in antitrust monopolization litigation
  • Handled common law and statutory unfair business practices, including unfair competition and related statutory trade practices law
  • Litigated and mediated consumer class action litigation
  • Experience in addressing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related controversies


  • Counsel in post-merger controversies arising out of M&A transactions, including post-acquisition auditing and earn-out payments
  • Experienced in resolution of partnership and joint venture controversies
  • Handled disputes involving hotel investment and management agreements
  • Breach of commercial real estate leases
  • Broad experience in analyzing and resolving breach of contract and related contract interpretation controversies


  • Counseled and litigated executive-level employment agreement and compensation issues
  • Lead counsel and arbitrator in wrongful termination of management-level employees.
  • Knowledgeable in fraudulent inducement and misrepresentations in employment
  • Arbitrator in broker-dealer employment agreements and related termination matters
  • Handled breach of employment agreements, including separation entitlements
  • Counsel in recovery of employee benefits
  • Experienced in corporate indemnity agreements
  • Handled academic faculty disciplinary proceedings
  • Handled matters involving various types of discrimination, including age and disability

Personal Injury/Torts

  • Membership on trial team for nationwide breast implant litigation
  • Handled consumer product safety investigations and product recall issues
  • Supervised nationwide litigation of toxic tort claims against consumer product goods manufacturer
  • Managed redesign of product labelling in connection with consumer safety issues and risk of catastrophic burn injuries

Professional Liability

  • Litigated attorney professional responsibility and fiduciary duty matters
  • Counseled and testified in fee disputes regarding the reasonableness of attorney fees
  • Handled litigation of complex attorney malpractice claims
  • Experienced in accounting standards of care and accountant negligence matters
  • Litigated medical malpractice claims involving standards of care applicable to hospitals and health care providers
  • Counsel and lecturer regarding directors and officers (D&O) fiduciary duties


  • Lead counsel in federal and state securities fraud class action shareholder litigation, including jury trial of a major Rule 10b-5 securities class action lawsuit
  • Handled multiple shareholder derivative lawsuits challenging action by corporate officers and directors and application of the business judgment rule
  • Conducted special board committee investigations
  • Resolved insider trading and short-swing profit taking by corporate insiders
  • Experienced in D&O insurance coverage and cost apportionment
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; former Regent;  former Southern California State Chair; currently President of the philanthropic foundation
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates; former President of the San Diego chapter
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Senior Master, American Inns of Court; member of the Louis M. Welsh Inn; served as National Trustee of the American Inns of Court Foundation
  • Founding Director, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego
  • Commissioner, San Diego Ethics Commission, 2003–2007
  • Daniel T. Broderick III Award, San Diego Bar Association, 2003
  • Outstanding Attorney of the Year, San Diego County Bar Association, 2016
  • Past President, La Jolla Rotary Club
  • Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve (Ret.)

ADR Profile

  • Partner, Baker & McKenzie, 1988–2012
  • Associate/Partner, Macdonald, Halsted & Laybourne, 1978–1988
  • Assistant United States Attorney, 1976–1978
  • Private law practice, Des Moines, Iowa,1970–1976
  • Judge Advocate, U.S. Navy,1967–1970
  • J.D. (with honors), University of Iowa College of Law, 1967
    • Managing Editor, Iowa Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Religion and Political Science, Honors Program, University of Iowa, 1964



Practice Areas

  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
Available nationwide


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