SEAN GATES

I am a trial lawyer who represents companies in antitrust and commercial litigation. After 20 years with some of the leading national firms and a stint at the Federal Trade Commission I founded Charis Lex to bring my brand of hands-on, principled advocacy to a wider range of businesses.

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: California, Ninth Circuit, C.D. California, E.D. California, N.D. California, S.D. California

CURRENT FIRM: Charis Lex P.C.

PRIOR FIRM(S): Morrison & Foerster  |  Munger, Tolles & Olson

LAW SCHOOL: University of California (Hastings)

HONORS AND AWARDS: Chambers USA Ranked in Antitrust 2016-2018; Southern California Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation, 2012-2019; Federal Trade Commission Distinguished Service Award

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Antitrust and Competition

(Civil Government Investigations, Class Action Litigation, Intellectual Property Antitrust Matters, Private Antitrust Litigation)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Antitrust, Commercial/Contract Disputes, Product Liability)

NOTABLE ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Federal Trade Commission, Deputy Assistant Director, Attorney (2004-08)


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