Chuck Samel, a partner with the Stoel Rives’ Litigation practice, is an antitrust and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience. His practice focuses on the defense of antitrust and consumer class actions and complex business litigation in federal and state court. Chambers & Partners USA observed that Chuck “enjoys a fine reputation as a superb and highly adept class actions litigator.”
Chuck has represented corporate defendants in major litigation matters involving building materials and construction, energy and natural gas, financial services and insurance, gasoline and petroleum products, high technology, hospital services, musical instruments and equipment, paper and paper products, pharmaceutical drugs, professional sports, television, tobacco, and transportation. He has argued motions for class certification and dispositive motions, taken and defended depositions of fact and expert witnesses, examined witnesses at trial, and argued issues on appeal. Chuck also advises clients on a variety of marketing and distribution issues and provides antitrust compliance training programs for corporate employees.