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General Counsel

Chuck has served as Human Resources & Compensation Risk Manager as well as General Counsel to American Pacific Mortgage since 2003. His responsibilities include all aspects of business relationship, including compliance and regulatory matters, risk management, personnel counseling and direct involvement in all APM litigation matters. Chuck is a member APM’s Senior Leadership Team and admitted to practice before all the state and federal courts in California.


As a civil litigator, trial attorney and legal advisor, Chuck has represented corporate clients in matters ranging from employment and general business litigation discrimination and sexual harassment defense and prevention, unfair competition, copyright and trademark disputes, and various other business related legal claims/defenses.  Chuck has successfully represented both private and public-sector entities before state and federal courts, the California State Personnel Board (SPB), Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC), Equal Employment Opportunity commission (EEOC), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 


Chuck graduated with honors with a degree in Political Science from the University of Davis and received his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, graduating in the top 5% of his class.


Awards & Accolades

  • American Jurisprudence and Corpus Juris Secundum awards for Legal Excellence

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • California Mortgage Banking Association
  • Order of the Coif (National Honor Society)
  • Traynor Honor Society (Sacramento Legal Society)