Charles Kotuby counsels both private clients and sovereign governments in complex global disputes. His U.S-based practice is focused on government regulation and federal appeals. He has authored briefs in more than a dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and has argued cases concerning federal statutory and constitutional issues before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits.
His global practice is focused on international litigation, investment arbitration, and judicial support for international proceedings. He has counseled clients in both common and civil law systems, and frequently deals with novel issues of public and private international law. Charles has appeared as counsel in international matters both before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, and has experience with investment treaty arbitrations before ICSID and ad hoc UNCITRAL tribunals. He has successfully acted on behalf of foreign states and state officials sued in U.S. federal court; represented both U.S. and foreign companies seeking U.S. discovery in aid of proceedings abroad; and has experience advising energy and mining clients on investment protections in Latin America, Africa, and Central Asia.
Charles is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University, where he teaches international litigation and arbitration, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has authored many scholarly works on matters of international law, and is currently the U.S. editor for Conflict of Laws.net, an online publication in cooperation with the Journal of Private International Law.