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Charles C. Pinckney

Chair, Ethics and Conflicts Committee

Most of Charles C. Pinckney's practice involves advising banking and other business clients on securities, mergers and acquisitions, and business transactions matters.

Charles' securities and merger and acquisitions experience entails a full range of matters arising under the federal and state securities laws. Much of this work has involved the drafting and review of annual and quarterly reports and annual proxy statements and handling 1933 Act registrations, including public debt and equity offerings and registrations for over 50 acquisitions.

Charles advises clients on securities law issues arising under a wide range of statutes and SEC rules, including Rules 144 and 145, Regulation M, Regulation FD, §16 short-swing profit and reporting provisions and general issues involved in stock benefit plans. He has represented public clients in proxy contests and contested tender offers. From 1986 to 1989, he served on the Alabama Law Institute's committee on the Alabama Securities Act.

In his business practice, Charles can draw on his experience from prior years litigating ERISA and complex securities cases. These included seminal fraud-on-the-market cases in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts.

For 2013, 2014, and 2018, Charles was named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation in Birmingham.

Charles earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, cum laude, from Louisiana State University in 1972. In 2010, he was appointed to the Dean’s Executive Committee of LSU’s College of Sciences. He is listed in Best Lawyers® - Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulations, and in Chambers USA as a leader in the field of Banking and Finance.