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Charles W. Throckmorton

Charles W. Throckmorton

Associate

Overview

Charles Throckmorton is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense, with specific experience litigating cases involving trade secrets, software, breach of contract, vendor disputes, unfair competition, fraud, employer-side employment disputes, and cryptocurrency issues. Charles has represented financial institutions in lender liability and commercial foreclosure actions, and has defended corporate clients in class actions involving alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Charles represents clients in the consumer finance, banking, real estate, shipping, aviation, telecommunications, cryptocurrency, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, Charles has experience representing individual clients in FTC enforcement actions. He has state and federal jury trial experience, including as lead trial counsel, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings. In addition to his litigation practice, Charles serves as co-chair of the firm’s Esports and Electronic Gaming Practice

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Charles worked at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, monitoring the International Criminal Court for the International Bar Association. A Miami native, he stays involved in the community through work with the March of Dimes and other organizations.

Experience

General Commercial Litigation
  • Represented individual defendant in first-of-its kind Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cryptocurrency enforcement action. FTC v. Dluca, No. 0:18-cv-60379 (S.D. Fla. 2019).
  • Defended telecommunications company in vendor dispute in the District of Delaware, obtaining order dismissing case for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. ACI Worldwide Corp. v. TracFone Wireless, Inc., No. 1:16–cv-00981, 2017 WL 3228138 (D. Del. July 31, 2017).
  • Defended national bank in federal class action seeking to quiet title to thousands of properties and void valid and enforceable notes and mortgages; obtained dismissal with prejudice of all claims. Diaz v. Deutsche Bank Nat'l Tr. Co., No. 1:14-cv-22583, 2014 WL 4351411 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 2, 2014).
  • Served as lead trial counsel on behalf of national bank and obtained favorable judgment in multiday trial.
  • Defended aviation company in parallel breach of contract suits in the United States and Canada.
  • Represented title company in breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation case against commercial seller concerning closing funds. Obtained favorable settlement.
  • Defended, as a member of trial team, software company and executive in two-week trade secret and unfair competition trial resulting in a zero verdict.
  • Defended software program manager in four-week federal jury trial involving trade secrets and defamation claims.
  • Represented telecommunications company in four simultaneous federal lawsuits seeking compensation from vendors involved in the deliberate exploitation of defective software.
Class Action Defense
  • Represented medical services company in Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act class action lawsuit. Diaz v. Chapters Health Sys., Inc., No. 8:18-cv-03052, 2019 WL 1498873 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 1, 2019).
  • Represented telecommunications company in TCPA class action lawsuit. Gallant v. TracFone Wireless, Inc., No. 1:19-cv-20580 (S.D. Fla. 2019).
  • Represented Indiana-based online sales and distribution company in TCPA class action lawsuit. Livingstone v. Discount Filters, LLC, No. 0:19-cv-62131 (S.D. Fla. 2019). 
  • Defended large Miami-based employer in Fair Labor Standards Act class action in the Southern District of Florida.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • March of Dimes
    • Board of Directors, South Florida Market
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    • Regional Fundraising Manager for Southeast Florida Alumni

Speaking Engagements

  • “Esports Hits the Big Leagues,” Venture Café Miami, Miami, FL (January 2020)
  • Southern District of Florida Federal Court Observer Program (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • "From Law Student to Young Lawyer," Southern District of Florida’s Federal Court Observer Program (June 2015)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2012)
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • Duke University (B.A., 2008)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

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