Charles E.T.Roberts (Chuck)


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Chuck Roberts represents clients in high-stakes regulatory, constitutional, and political litigation. He has extensive experience drafting and arguing dispositive motions in federal district courts across the country, as well as briefing at the appellate level.

Chuck successfully represented the petitioner in Lora v. United States, No. 22-49, a matter involving a criminal sentencing statutory interpretation question, securing a grant of certiorari and a unanimous merits decision in the client's favor.

Chuck's recent litigation experience includes Administrative Procedure Act and constitutional challenges to major Securities and Exchange Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission rulemakings, a federal drug pricing statute, and a Food and Drug Administration adjudicatory determination; a successful APA (Administrative Procedure Act) challenge to a Federal Election Commission practice; successful defenses of two Federal Election Campaign Act citizen lawsuits; a First Amendment challenge to a federal campaign finance statute; a successful Freedom of Information Act case; and a preemption challenge to a state regulatory statute.

Chuck joined Jones Day in 2022 from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney for the Civil Division's Federal Programs Branch through the Attorney General's Honors Program, and handled a diverse portfolio of litigation, including health care, manufacturing, labor, national security, foreign affairs, small business, and pandemic response. Chuck also advised a wide variety of federal agencies and the White House on litigation risk.

Chuck is a member of the board of regents of Mercersburg Academy and has served as a student member of the board of trustees of Stanford University.


  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce successfully challenges SEC buybacks ruleJones Day successfully represented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in challenging a rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission requiring public companies to disclose the reasons behind their decisions to engage in stock buybacks.
  • Heritage Action for America successfully challenges FEC's concealment policyJones Day successfully represented Heritage Action for America in challenging a policy adopted by the Federal Election Commission to deliberately conceal from the public and courts the FEC Commissioners' votes deadlocking on whether administrative complaints warranted agency enforcement efforts.
  • Efrain Lora secures unanimous Supreme Court win for judicial discretion in criminal sentencingOn behalf of Efrain Lora, Jones Day urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the confusion surrounding an important criminal sentencing statutory interpretation matter.
  • Nonprofit secures dismissal of novel citizen suit under Federal Election Campaign ActIn a case of first impression, Jones Day successfully represented a nonprofit group in defense of a Federal Election Campaign Act citizen suit, securing dismissal of the suit.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce files amicus brief challenging Consumer Product Safety Commission ruleJones Day filed an amicus brief in the D.C. Circuit on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a case challenging the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recent mandatory rule regarding custom window coverings.
  • National Association of REALTORS® files Supreme Court amicus brief in copyright caseJones Day filed an amici curiae brief in the Supreme Court on behalf of the National Association of REALTORS® and 17 other entities connected to the real estate industry in a copyright case involving floorplans.