J.D. University of California, Davis, 1992
M.A. University of California, Davis, 1988
B.A. cum laude, University of California, Irvine, 1986, Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California; 9th Circuit
State Bar of California, Litigation Section
Sacramento County Bar Association, Appellate and Labor and Employment Law Sections
Lawyer's Pilot Association
Best Lawyers in America® 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
Northern California SuperLawyers, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012
Charles L. Post
- Contact information:
- T: 916.558.6035 C: 916.996.6124
- F: 916.446.1611
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- ADA Compliance
- Appeals and Writs
- Employee Mobility/Corporate Raiding Prosecution and Defense
- Labor and Employment
- Labor and Employment Counseling
- Misappropriation/Unfair Competition Injunctions Prosecution and Defense
- Trade Secret Misappropriation Prosecution and Defense
Chuck is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation group and is the chair of the Labor and Employment group. Chuck actively practices in the areas of labor and employment law, insurance coverage and appellate law.
His employment practice includes counseling employers in all areas of employment law and representing management in the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, trade secret, and other employment disputes. He has extensive experience defending multi-party complex litigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, and corporate raiding. Chuck was selected for inclusion in Northern California SuperLawyers for 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. He was also recognized on The Best Lawyers in America® 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013 list in the area of Labor and Employment, and is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Chuck graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English from University California at Irvine in 1986. He received a Masters Degree in English from the University of California, Davis in 1988 and received his law degree from the same institution in 1992. Chuck has taught legal writing on the faculty of the McGeorge School of Law and previously, taught composition at the University of California, Davis.
Trial defense. Notable cases
- North American Title v. Liberty Title, et al. Defense verdict. Lead trial counsel for defendant accused of conspiring and plotting a “raid” against a former employer’s employees. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $25 million, plus punitive damages for misappropriation of trade secrets, intentional interference with contract and prospective economic advantage. 12 week jury trial.
- Comerica Bank v. Commercial Capital Bank. Lead counsel in defending 21 individual defendants in complex multi-party trade secret case. Settlement obtained favorable to all 21 defendants. Significant law and motion, writ and deposition practice during intense 12 month period in preparation for trial.
- Lead counsel in numerous employment and complex litigation matters ranging from injunctive relief battles, workplace discrimination and retaliation, anti-trust unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation claims.
Chuck has appeared as lead appellate counsel in numerous appeals and writs. Chuck was lead counsel in a matter where a writ of supersedes was obtained modifying the trial court’s injunctive relief order in Comerica v. Commercial Capital Bank.
Other notable appellate court decisions include:
- In Re Mark B (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 61 [establishing the applicability of CCP §128.7 to juvenile dependency/dependency matters];
- Cummings v. Future Nissan (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 321 [establishing the propriety of “appellate arbitration” procedure provisions in arbitration agreements];
- Khajavi v. Feather River Anesthesia Medical Group (2000) 84 Cal.App.2d 32 [good faith investigation will not relieve employer of obligation to provide “good cause” for termination in contract for a specified term of employment];
- Channel Lumber Co. v. Porter Simon (2000) 78 Cal.App.4th 1222 [attorney’s not “agent” of a corporation for purposes of Corporations Code section 317];
- Oliver v. AT&T Wireless Services (1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 521 [nuisance not established by appearance alone without other intrusion].
Representative Clients (Counseling and Advice)
- California Fruit and Tomato Kitchens
- Carson Landscape
- Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group
- Maximus, Inc.
- Western Transportation Insurance Services
- Association of California State Supervisors
- Association of California School Administrators
- North State Grocery
- Atteberry v. Auburn Lake Trails
- Perman v. Bank of America
- Chapman v. Bank of America
- Duran v. Bank of America
- Steve White v. Bank of America
- Darrin W. Smallen v. California State University Sacramento
- Rosemary Mann v. North Star Property Owners Associations
- Commercial Capital Bank v. Comerica Bank, et al.
- North American Title v. Liberty Title, et al.
- Jennifer Drew v. Hidden Valley Lake Association
- McFarlane v. California Tomato Kitchens
- Bristow v. Dome Printing
- Johnson v. Capitol Gastroenterology
- Lennex v. Round Table Pizza
- Fife v. Liqui-Box
- Andreata v. Prison Industries Authority
- Cummings v. Future Nissan
- Novielli v. Western Transportation Insurance Services
- ACSS v. CSEA
Trade Secret Litigation
- Comerica Bank v. Commercial Capital Bank, et al.
- North American Title v. Liberty Title, et al.
- Frontier Dental Laboratories, Inc. v. M32 Oral Designs, et al.
- Chipco Manufacturing Co. v. Raymond Kinner