Charlie Morgan concentrates his practice in litigation and government and internal investigations, including occupational safety and health, employment and traditional labor matters. He represents Fortune 500 companies, retailers, manufacturers and privately held organizations across the U.S. in investigations and litigation involving accidents and safety issues, in class and collection actions, and in anti-union campaigns. He also develops programs and training initiatives for compliance with safety and health laws and federal sentencing guidelines.
Charlie has significant experience trying cases in both federal and state courts throughout the nation. He has handled class actions involving alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and in trials concerning discrimination and harassment and other labor and employment issues.
Charlie has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in Labor & Employment (2014) and regularly listed in The Best Lawyers in America©.
- Represented restaurant chains in putative class actions in Florida, New York and California alleging ADA Title III claims relating to classes of blind and visually impaired customers.
- Represented a national pharmacy chain in claims in South Carolina of race discrimination, Title III of the ADA and assault and battery.
- Represented Imperial Sugar Company in the aftermath of a major explosion of a sugar refinery resulting in 14 fatalities; representation included investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Chemical Safety Board and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
- Represented a wireless carrier in the defeat of a nationwide class certification in an action alleging noncompliance with a pay commissions plan in the Southern District of Florida and before the Eleventh Circuit.
- Represented a quick-service restaurant in a nationwide class action under Title III of the ADA in the Southern District of Florida.
- Victories in anti-union campaigns against the Teamsters, PACE International, United Mine Workers, Steelworkers, Sheet Metal Workers and Iron Workers in Texas, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Illinois and Georgia.
- Defended companies against Mine Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions regarding mining fatalities and mining accidents.
- Trial counsel in obtaining defense verdicts in jury and bench trials alleging race discrimination, racial harassment sexual harassment and ADA Title III violations in the Middle District of Florida, Middle District of Georgia and Northern District of Georgia.
- Represented a financial services company in nationwide claims under Title III of the ADA and state laws relating to access to web services.
Recent Reported Decisions and Other Cases
- Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., No. 15-31018 (5th Cir. Aug. 15, 2016), affirming Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc., 143 F.Supp.3d 464 (E.D. La. 2015) (granting motion to dismiss).
- West v. Moe’s Franchisor LLC, No. 15-cv-2846 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 9, 2015) (granting motion to dismiss).
- West v. Five Guys Enterprises LLC, No. 15-cv-2845 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2016) (granting motion to dismiss).
- DiCarlo v. Walgreens Boot Alliance Inc., No. 15-cv-2919 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 5, 2016) (granting motion to dismiss).
- DiCarlo and West v. McDonald’s Corporation, et al., No. 1:15-cv-02273 (S.D.N.Y. 2016) (plaintiffs dismissed without prejudice).
- Gomez v. Pei Wei Asian Diner LLC, No. 1:15-cv-22657 (S.D. Fla. 2015) (plaintiff dismissed without prejudice).