Charlotte Taylor is a skilled appellate advocate with extensive experience representing clients in industries subject to federal regulatory schemes. She helps clients develop and pursue successful litigation strategies from a case's inception through all levels of trial and appellate litigation, often across multiple jurisdictions. She has briefed and argued numerous cases in federal and state courts of appeals and regularly practices before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Charlotte has particular experience litigating federal preemption, McCarran-Ferguson Act "reverse preemption," and constitutional challenges to state laws. She has handled multiple lawsuits against state government entities in state and federal venues and has successfully navigated sovereign immunity issues to win judgments for clients. In addition, Charlotte has substantial experience defending class actions and with white collar defense work. She was part of the team that brought the federal bribery case McDonnell v. United States from district court to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Charlotte's pro bono practice includes matters before federal and state courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her work on a Texas child custody appeal was recognized by the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project as part of the 2017 Pro Bono Team of the Year.
- New York University (J.D. magna cum laude 2008; Order of the Coif); Yale University (Ph.D. in English 2004); Duke University (A.B. summa cum laude 1996; Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia and New York
- Law Clerk to: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court (2012-2013); Judge Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2009-2010); and Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2008-2009)