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Charles Fowler is an associate in the Austin office of McKool Smith. Charles’ experience includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex litigation, including contract, fraud, fiduciary duty, antitrust, trademark, and patent matters. Before joining the firm, Charles was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harris L Hartz of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

As a law student, Charles was named grand chancellor (recognition for the highest GPA after two years, the only time students are individually ranked). He was a member of the Texas Law Review, the Chairperson of the Legal Research Board, and the legal practice chair of the Texas Federalist Society.  He also participated in the law school’s Supreme Court Clinic and served as a legal intern in the Antitrust Division of The Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Centego II LLC v. MetroSplash Systems Group Inc., et al. Represented minority owner of fuel-rewards business through jury trial of lawsuit involving claims and counterclaims for fraud, breach of representations and warranties, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Schermerhorn, et al. v. CenturyLink, et al. Represented CenturyLink through jury trial in defense of lawsuit involving securities-fraud and related claims brought by 64 investor plaintiffs in five discrete groups.
  • Canyon Ridge Resort LLC, et al. v. Sterne Agee & Leach Inc., et al. Represented hotel development firm through jury trial of lawsuit involving claims against investment bank for fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of contract.

News & Events

Articles

Publications

  • "The Interplay of PTO Review & District Court Litigation," TexasBarCLE, 10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, ch. 14 (July 2014)
  • "The Economic Loss Rule and its Application to the Tort of Negligent Misrepresentation in Texas" 18 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 893 (2012)
  • "The New Gift Tax Audits: A Look at the Recent IRS Initiative to Identify Nonfilers Using State Property Records," Co-author, J. TAX PRAC. & PROC. (August-September 2011), at 39
  • "The Collateral Civil Tax Consequences of a Criminal Tax Conviction," Co-author, J. TAX PRAC. & PROC. (August-September 2010), at 15.

Education

J.D., with highest honors, The University of Texas, 2012

  • Order of the Coif

B.B.A, magna cum laude, Texas A&M University, 2009

Court Admissions

  • Texas
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