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 and briefing at appellate levels.

Chuck successfully represented the petitioner in Lora v. United States, No. 22-49 (U.S.), 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 successful Administrative Procedure Act (APA) challenges to major Securities and Exchange Commission and Consumer Product Safety Commission rulemakings, as well as an unlawful Federal Election Commission practice; APA and constitutional challenges to an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) inspection rulemaking, a federal drug pricing statute, a Food and Drug Administration adjudication, and a federal campaign finance statute; a successful pro bono asylum matter; and other pro bono religious liberty, criminal, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and immigration matters.

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.


  • Agudath Israel of America files amicus curiae brief in religious liberty caseJones Day filed an amicus curiae brief in the Pennsylvania Superior Court on behalf of Agudath Israel of America, a national grassroots Orthodox Jewish organization that advocates for the interests of the Orthodox Jewish community in the United States, in an appeal from a trial court’s decision to deny a Jewish defendant’s request to continue his civil trial by one day to accommodate his observance of Yom Kippur.
  • Salvadoran woman fleeing domestic violence obtains remand to Board of Immigration AppealsJones Day recently obtained a remand of a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision upholding a final order of removal against Amalia de Jesus Gomez-Arriola.
  • Former New York Superintendent of Insurance files amicus curiae brief in First Amendment caseJones Day filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of James P. Corcoran, the former New York State Superintendent of Insurance, in a First Amendment challenge to alleged conduct by the former Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services.
  • 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.
  • BMS challenges Inflation Reduction ActJones Day filed a complaint on behalf of a pharmaceutical manufacturer, Bristol Myers Squibb Company ("BMS"), challenging the constitutionality of the Inflation Reduction Act ("IRA").
  • 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.
  • Patent owner challenges FDA regulatory review determinationJones Day represents a patent owner in challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulatory review period determination for its drug.
  • 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.