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Charles Lee Mudd Jr.

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Cheers!

I am proud to have built a firm with my attorneys and staff that enables efficient, quality representation of our growing list of clients. We work together, as a team, to facilitate the quality of work we produce.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Principal Attorney
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. has operated his own law firm since 2001. In the last eleven years, the firm has grown to become an internationally recognized diversified practice providing representation to a clientele comprised of local, national, and international individuals and business organizations. Prior to starting his own firm, Charles worked for Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, Connecticut in its commercial litigation and emerging technologies groups. His tenure at Cummings & Lockwood followed a two-year clerkship with the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Indiana and a one-year clerkship with a United States Distict Court Judge in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. graduated magna cum laude and fourth in his class from Quinnipiac College School of Law in 1997. During law school, he served as Lead Articles Editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review; co-created the Quinnipiac Law and Technology Association and served as its President, Vice-President and Treasurer; interned with the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, U.S. District Court Judge; and externed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in Washington, D.C. Charles was awarded the Service to the Law School Award, Academic Excellence Award, and the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for his work in Jurisprudence and the Law of the European Union. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable John T. Sharpnack, Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana and the Honorable Alan H. Nevas, U.S. District Court Judge in Bridgeport, Connnecticut. After clerking for Judge Nevas, Charles joined Cummings & Lockwood, a full-service, mid-sized law firm in Connecticut, as a litigation associate in its Stamford, Connecticut office.
In 2001, Charles and his wife, Katherine, returned to Chicago, Illinois where he established his own law practice. Charles also serves as President of Privacy Innovations Inc., a privacy consulting firm. Charles currently teaches privacy and technology courses at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He has taught Privacy in Cyberspace at the University of Connecticut School of Law as well as United States Government and United States History at Quinnipiac College and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Apart from practicing law, Charles has been an active member of the legal community. He has served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Privacy and Computer Crime Committee; Vice-Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Computer Law Section; and Co-Chair of the Regional Bar Association's Internet Law Committee. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Computer Law Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and the Indiana and Illinois State Bar Associations. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section Council. He also remains active in the Indiana State Bar Association's Committee on Law Practice Management and the Internet & Electronic Commerce Committee. Charles also has participated in his local business community by serving as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and as a Member of the Kedzie-Elston Business and Industrial Council. He is also presently Co-Chair of the Lyons Township Community Advisory Committee.

Charles received his B.A. from Purdue University in 1990. While in college, Charles interned with U.S Senator Charles S. Robb of Virginia; served as Executive Director, Senator, and Student Body Treasurer of the Purdue Student Government; served as a student member of several University Senate Committees; and worked in the American Association of University Students. Upon graduating from Purdue, he worked for nearly three years as a caseworker with the State of Indiana's Division of Family and Children. While working for the State of Indiana, Charles obtained his M.A. in political science from Purdue University. Charles was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 1997, the Illinois State Bar in 1998, the Connecticut State Bar in 2000, and the Utah State Bar in 2007. He remains an active member of each of these state bars. Charles is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the Sixth and Seventh Circuits of the United States Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to the trial bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. He is also admitted to the bars of the Northern District of Indiana, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Florida, the District of Colorado, and the District of Utah.

Cheers!

I am proud to have built a firm with my attorneys and staff that enables efficient, quality representation of our growing list of clients. We work together, as a team, to facilitate the quality of work we produce.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Principal Attorney
Admitted to State Bars of Indiana, Illinois, Connecticut, Utah

United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals, Sixth Circuit United States Courts of Appeals, Seventh Circuit  

United States District Court, District of Colorado United States District Court, Northern District of Florida United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana United States District Court, Central District of Illinois United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar) United States District Court, District of Utah.

Cheers!

I am proud to have built a firm with my attorneys and staff that enables efficient, quality representation of our growing list of clients. We work together, as a team, to facilitate the quality of work we produce.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Principal Attorney
"Judicial Response to Cyberspace" 2000 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association Atlanta, Georgia, March 24-26, 2000.

"Congressional Response to Cyberspace: Slowing Down Big Brother" 1999 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Seattle, Washington, March 25-27, 1999.

"Big Brother and the Marketing Giants: The Extent to Which Electronic Personal Information Should be Legally Protected." 1997 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Tucson, Arizona, March 13-15, 1997.

"Toward a Less Hostile Cyberspace: A Critical Analysis of the 'Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers' and the Fourth Amendment." 1996 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20, 1996.

"Cybercourt: A Virtual Resolution of Differences." 1995 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Portland, Oregon, March 16-18, 1995.

"An Initiative in the Study of the Destructive Effects of the Symbolic Presidency." 1994 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Chicago, Illinois, April 14-16, 1994.

"The Emerging Realm of Electronic Law and Policy." 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-12, 1994.

Cheers!

I am proud to have built a firm with my attorneys and staff that enables efficient, quality representation of our growing list of clients. We work together, as a team, to facilitate the quality of work we produce.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Principal Attorney
April 16, 2012 Speaker, “Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds" Univesity of Illinois, College of Law Springfield, Illinois

March 9, 2012 Panelist, "When Copyright Trolls Attack" SXSW Conference Austin, Texas,

June 22, 2011 Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars" Speaker, "Cyberbulling: Remedies Before and After Litigation" Cyberlaw Symposium Intellectual Property Section, Illinois State Bar Association Chicago, Illinois

April 11, 2011 Speaker, "Introduction to Intellectual Property Law," "Copyrights" and other topics "Introduction to Copyright and Trademark Law." Law Review CLE Seminar Chicago, Illinois

March 15, 2011 Panelist, "The Epic Fail of BitTorrent Indie Film Lawsuits" South by Southwest 2011 Austin, Texas

July 15, 2010 Speaker, "Privacy in the Workplace: Electronic Surveillance under State and Federal Law," Utah State Bar 2010 Summer Convention Sun Valley, Idaho

April 28, 2010 Speaker, "Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Counseling: From Start-Up to Initial Public Offering - 2010" Topics Addressed: Hot Topics in Internet and Privacy Illinois State Bar Association Chicago, Illinois

April 27, 2010 Panelist, "Personal v. Professional: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities" ABA Teleconference

April 12, 2010 Lecturer, "Litigating Matters Involving Privacy Issues on the Internet" DePaul University College of Law

June 9 and 11, 2009 Speaker, "Publicity, Privacy and Libel Issues on the Internet" Illinois State Bar Association
May 15, 2009 Speaker, "Publicity, Privacy and Libel Issues  . . . on the Internet" Intellectual Property Essentials and IP on the Internet Illinois State Bar Association

May 15, 2009 Speaker, "Anonymity and Litigation Strategy" Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee

May 9, 2008 Speaker, "From Dawn to Dusk, Entity Formation through Dissolution" Topics addressed: Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Trade Secrets, Launching Company Websites Illinois State Bar Association Chicago, Illinois

May 7, 2008 Speaker, "JK Rowling Suit against the Harry Potter Lexicon" Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section Intellectual Property Committee

May 5, 2008 Speaker, "What Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property" Topics addressed: Intellectual Property on the Internet Illinois State Bar Association Chicago, Illinois

May 5, 2008 Panelist, "Digital Millennium Copyright Act" Illinois State Bar Association

March 18, 2008 Speaker, "Anonymity and Litigation Strategy" Chicago Bar Association's Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee

February 12, 2008 Speaker, “Online Defamation, Anonymity, and Blogging" St. Xavier University

September 18, 2007 Speaker, "Careers in Intellectual Property" Chicago Bar Association

February 21, 2007 Speaker, "P2P File-sharing and Litigation Pursued by the RIAA and MPAA" DePaul University School of Law

August 28, 2006 Panelist, "Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals" National Business Institute, August 28, 2006

November 12, 2004 Speaker, "What Every Attorney Should Know About Intellectual Property" Illinois State Bar Association

March 10, 2004 Speaker, "Are Officers and Shareholders Protected from Corporate Liability? Protecting and Piercing the Corporate Shield"

March 5, 2004 Speaker, "DMCA in Education" Intellectual Property Section Illinois State Bar Association

December 3, 2003 Speaker, "Super-DMCA Laws" Illinois State Bar Association

Spring 2003 Instructor, "Privacy Rights Seminar" John Marshall Law School

Fall 2002 Instructor, "Jurisdiction in Cyberspace" John Marshall Law School November 2002 Speaker, "Preventing Identity Theft" Harold Washington Chicago Public Library May 22, 2002 Panelist, "Global Data Privacy: How Data Privacy Laws Around the World Impact U.S. Business" Spring 2002 Instructor, "Privacy Rights Seminar" John Marshall Law School August 5, 2001 Chair and Moderator, Presidential Showcase "HIPAA and Privacy Implementation: Finding a Path Toward Feasibility and Security" American Bar Association Annual Meeting June 2001 Panelist, "On-Line Privacy Developments" Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting March 19, 2001 Chair and Panelist "First Annual Privacy Symposium" Connecticut Bar Association March 16, 2001 Discussant, "Shaping the Bench" Western Political Science Association February 21, 2001 Panelist, "From Brick to Click" American Corporate Counsel Association November 16, 2000 Panelist, "Advising the Dot-Com" Regional Bar Association Stamford, Connecticut June 2000 Panelist, "E-Commerce" 2000 Connecticut Bar Association Annual Meeting

Cheers!

I am proud to have built a firm with my attorneys and staff that enables efficient, quality representation of our growing list of clients. We work together, as a team, to facilitate the quality of work we produce.

Charles Lee Mudd Jr.
Principal Attorney

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