Charles Williamson

Charles J. Williamson, Attorney At Law

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CHARLES J. WILLIAMSON, Attorney & Counselor At Law Houston, Texas 77077 Email: c_j_williamson@yahoo.com SUMMARY Results-driven attorney with 19 years legal experience, half in civil litigation, half as in-house counsel for software companies. Contract negotiation, drafting and dispute resolution, intellectual property, e-commerce, general commercial law. Multi-district litigation - product liability - pharmaceutical, securities and accounting fraud, and litigation/appeal of individual cases of various types. Corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley. Discovery review – Ringtail, Lextranet Ver. 4 & 5, Relativity, Velocity, Xerox XLS. Deposition preparation and extensive deposition taking/defending. B.S., M.B.A., J.D., LL.M. PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT ATTORNEY ASSIGNMENTS – Houston, Texas – since 8/09. Anadarko, Natco/Cameron, Baker & Botts, Haynes & Boone, UHY Advisors, Gardere Wynn, Fulbright & Jaworski, among others. FLEMING & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. – Houston, Texas – 06/08 to 8/09. Asked to return to work on discovery review, deposition preparation, special projects, privilege review - all associated with a large volume MDL pharmaceutical matter (Trasylol/Aprotinin). Use of Lextranet Ver. 5. UHY Advisors, Forensic Valuation & Litigation Services - Houston, Texas - 08/06 to 4/08. Project attorney for a very large, long-term litigation matter involving shareholder fraud, accounting fraud, violations of SEC law and state law. e-Discovery analysis and special project assignments. Reviewed over 1 million documents using Lextranet, Ver. 4. BAILEY, PERRIN & BAILEY, LLP – Houston, Texas - 08/07 to 2/08. Project attorney, handling depositions in an MDL case for pharmaceutical litigation (Seroquel). FLEMING & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. - Houston, Texas - 01/05 - 09/05 and 3/06 - 5/06. Product liability/pharmaceutical MDL matter (Fen-Phen); full-time contract attorney, taking and defending depositions (plaintiffs/spouses, treating/prescribing doctors, cardiologists, experts). CHARLES J. WILLIAMSON, Attorney At Law - Houston, Texas - 03/03 - 01/05, and on into the present. Solo Practitioner handling a variety of both litigation and transactional matters: software development disputes, software company start-up, securities litigation consulting, web site matters, regulation compliance. SEVERN TRENT SYSTEMS - Houston, Texas - 08/00 - 03/03. In-house Counsel and Contracts/Licensing Attorney - for software development company of 400+ employees. Practice areas included contracting, licensing, intellectual property, computer law, internet/e-commerce law, general corporate and employment law. Very successful management and resolution of high-profile contract disputes. Concordance used for heavy e-discovery on 6 major contract matters. Intellectual property merger and acquisition work, especially due diligence, along with management of external counsel. CHRISTIAN HILL & ASSOCIATES - Houston, Texas - 08/97 - 07/00. Litigation Attorney: Responsible for 160-200 file caseload in a very fast-paced civil litigation and workers’ compensation practice firm: Mediations, settlement negotiations, administrative case hearings, trials and appeals. INFORUM, INC. (Div. of Medstat, Inc., Thompson Corp.) - Nashville, Tennessee - 06/95 - 02/97. In-house Counsel and Contracts Manager: Managed overall company contracting. Negotiated joint venture agreements, teaming contracts, software and technology licenses. Implemented contracting policies and procedures to improve efficiency and to enable enhanced revenue production and recognition. Intellectual property and merger/acquisition work, along with joint partnerships and specialized OEM agreements. CHARLES J. WILLIAMSON, Attorney At Law - Houston, Texas - 01/92 - 06/95. Solo Practitioner & Contract Assignments Attorney - While handling a broad variety of legal matters for my own clients, accepted short-term and long-term assignments from other attorneys for litigation and transactional support. Large cases: toxic tort (Colonial Pipeline) and MDL products liability (polybutylene plumbing). FISHER, GALLAGHER, PERRIN & LEWIS, L.L.P.; LAW OFFICE OF DOUGLAS W. LYONS; ROBERT B. FRIEDMAN & ASSOCIATES - Houston, Texas - 01/89 - 11/90 Law Clerk (part-time while attending law school): Litigation and transactional support for complex, high-profile, multi-party cases for well-regarded Houston law firms. INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS LIBRARIES - Houston, Texas - 02/88 - 01/89 Legal Services Representative for 300-employee software company. Provided legal support to sales, marketing, human resources and management. Negotiated, drafted and administered licenses, joint venture, joint marketing and sales distribution agreements. Involved in intellectual property matters. Established trademark registration and monitoring system for both domestic and international trademarks. Supported growth into foreign markets in Europe and Japan. PRE-LEGAL EXPERIENCE IBM CORPORATION – National Accounts Division. Account Representative. Computer Systems. NASA, Johnson Space Center and its large aerospace engineering and construction corporations. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, INC., - Strategic Accounts, Semiconductor Division. Sr. Sales Engineer. Worldwide semiconductor procurement contract negotiations. NCR CORPORATION – Commercial and Industrial Accounts Division. Account Representative; computer hardware and software systems. EDUCATION LL.M. - Intellectual Property and Information Law - 3.4 CPA - University of Houston Law Center. J.D. - South Texas College of Law affiliated with Texas A&M University – 3.0 - CPA - May, 1991. Honors. Honors/Activities: • Law Review, Note and Comment Editor; Phi Delta Phi (Honors Academic Fraternity); • Dean's Honor List; • American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence; • Board of Advocates Member and Quarterfinalist in Moot Court Competition; • Law Review Scholarship; Academic Achievement Grant. Publications: • Law Review Case Comment - CERCLA, as Amended by SARA, Abrogates State Immunity Under the Eleventh Amendment, Rendering States Liable for Money Damages in Federal Court, and Congress has the Authority, Under the Commerce Clause, to Enact such Legislation; 31 S. Tex. L. Rev. 723 (1991); • Chapter 8, Private Judging, Handbook of ADR (2nd Ed), State Bar of Texas (1991) (updated in 2001 for 3rd Ed.); • Cited contributor to the first edition of O'Connor's Texas Rules: Civil Trials (1991), Jones and McClure publisher. M.B.A. - Concentrations in Marketing & Finance – Magna Cum Laud - 3.5 CPA - University of Connecticut. B.S. - Mathematics and Computer Science - 3.2 CPA - State University of New York at Albany. Dean’s List, University Scholarship. SPECIAL SKILLS/ACTIVITIES - Secret security clearance while working with NASA and its contractors on behalf of IBM corporation. - The Enron Handbook - With the Dean of University of Houston Law Center, worked on a textbook entitled "Enron: Corporate Fiascos and Their Implications," Foundation Press (released 2/9/04). - Adjunct Professor of Law and Management - University of Phoenix, Houston campuses. Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk, Sarbanes-Oxley. - Business Formation and Start-Up - Completed work on start- up of a software development firm. - Copyright, Trademark, Computer, Internet Law - Handled a case for a well-known model to shut down a pirate web site, based in Dallas, Texas, for unlawfully misappropriating materials from client's own Czech Republic-based web site. - Compliance Counseling - Have experience counseling with regard to Sarbanes-Oxley, Patriot Act, Gramm Leach Bliley Act, along with OFAC, FCPA, COPPA, and the Can-Spam Act of 2003, among others.
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