Charles B. Vincent
OverviewCharles B. Vincent represents the Firm’s institutional investor clients in matters concerning mergers and acquisitions, shareholder advocacy, and corporate governance in the Delaware Court of Chancery and courts throughout the country, and also investigates and prosecutes securities fraud on behalf of individual clients as part of the Firm’s Whistleblower Representation practice. Most recently, he was a member of the co-lead counsel team in In re El Paso Corporation Shareholder Litigation, a notable conflict-of-interest case which achieved a settlement of $110 million. Charles also has experience in prosecuting complex class actions and represents individual property owners and business owners across the country as a member of the co-lead counsel team for In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Charles was an associate at Fish & Richardson, P.C., where he specialized in District Court and Chancery practice. He has previously worked in higher education administration and also owned and operated a sports photography company.
Charles began his legal career as a law clerk for Justice Henry duPont Ridgely in the Delaware Supreme Court. He is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) and the Terry Carey Inn of Court. Charles recently completed a two-year term as Chair of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the DSBA, and is currently serving as Treasurer for the YLS. He is also a member of the Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. He has also been named a Delaware Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2012).
He is the author of "An Analysis of the Shift-In-Purpose Approach to Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence in Delaware," 13 Del. L. Rev. 95 (2012); "The Handling of a Claim for Tortious Interference with an At-Will Employment Contract in the Delaware State Courts versus the Delaware District Court," 12 Del. L. Rev. 121(2011); Bittorrent, Grokster, and Why Entertainment and Internet Lawyers Need to Prepare for the Fair Use Argument for Downloading Television Shows," 10 J. Internet L. 1 (2007) and Cybersmear II: Blogging and the Corporate Rematch Against John Doe Version 2.006," 31 Del. J. Corp. L. 987 (2006). He is the co-author of "Delaware's 'No-Go' Treatment of No-Talk Provisions: Deal-Protection Devices After Omnicare," 33 Del. J. Corp. L. 311 (2008).
Charles received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law, where he was presented with the Donald E. Pease Best Student Article Memorial Award. He was the Articles Editor of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and served as a Wolcott Fellow for Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Charles earned a B.A., cum laude, in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College. He was awarded the William H. Hager Prize for Business and was also a John Marshall Scholar.