Mudd Law Offices

Providing Legal Representation to Individuals and Business Organizations


Charles Lee Mudd Jr., B.A., M.A., J.D. 
President and Attorney  
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Charles Lee Mudd Jr. has operated his own law firm since 2001. In the last ten 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.


Speaking Engagements (Selected)


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





Conference Papers

"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. 

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