Charles Raynal litigates business cases in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and government agency proceedings. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies, including their directors and officers, in corporate governance and shareholder lawsuits alleging violations of federal and state securities laws.
Charles has successfully defended clients in multi-plaintiff and class action lawsuits in state and federal courts in many different jurisdictions around the country. This class action experience includes securities litigation, consumer class actions, and financial services litigation. In addition, he routinely represents broker-dealers in FINRA arbitrations, including employment cases and customer disputes.
Charles also has significant experience representing clients in a range of real estate litigation matters. He has tried and handled appeals in multimillion-dollar real estate cases. He has managed large eminent domain projects, and he has tried numerous property tax cases. Additionally, Charles represents clients before state administrative agencies and regulatory boards, including the Department of Insurance, Secretary of State Securities Division, and Department of Revenue.
Along with other Parker Poe colleagues, he currently serves as national coordinating counsel for two defendant chemical manufacturing companies in multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving hundreds of individual plaintiffs and water service providers and a national putative class action pending in Ohio, among other related claims. The MDL action is pending in federal district court in Charleston, South Carolina and involves aqueous film forming foam PFAS claims under state law in jurisdictions throughout the United States.