Chuck Dender

Chuck Dender

Senior Counsel
New York

From aggrieved investors to whistleblowers, Chuck puts his successful track record to work representing plaintiffs in complex litigation matters.

From aggrieved investors to whistleblowers, Chuck puts his successful track record to work representing plaintiffs in complex litigation matters.

Overview

Chuck Dender is an experienced litigator who has practiced at two of the country’s largest law firms. With a demonstrable record of excellence and a track record of success for his clients, the foundation of Chuck’s broad litigation experience was formed while defending some of the most significant commercial litigation matters in the U.S. over the last two-plus decades. While Chuck began his litigation career on the defense side of the table, he is a plaintiffs’ attorney at heart. He now represents plaintiffs exclusively. With a background that includes membership in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chuck has personally experienced what it’s like to be a plaintiff in need of outstanding legal representation.

Chuck’s legal expertise is enhanced by his MBA, with a specialization in finance and quantitative finance from the New York University Stern School of Business. This additional accreditation and education gives Chuck a unique advantage when it comes to identifying issues related to financial crimes and damages issues, including working with economists and other expert witnesses. As proof of this point, Chuck played a key role in presenting the damages model of one of the largest financial institutions in the world after the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc.

Chuck represents aggrieved investors (both individuals and entities) in all aspects of complex litigation against players in the financial services industry, as well as other public and private companies. He also represents whistleblowers who cooperate with government agencies in their efforts to shine the light on corporate malfeasance.

In whistleblower matters, Chuck has a keen understanding of both the types of information that government agencies are looking for and the best methods for presenting that information to the agencies so they can act and wield justice from corporate wrongdoers. Chuck has authored compelling whistleblower submissions on behalf of both corporate insiders and interested outsiders. He has the good fortune of learning this complicated dance under the tutelage of the principal architect of the Security and Exchange Commission’s Whistleblower Program. Chuck has also presented whistleblowers and supporting witnesses in front of the highest-ranking members of the SEC’s Whistleblower Program during multiple-day interviews.

Chuck is experienced in a wide range of legal disciplines, with a specific focus representing clients in litigation involving the financial services industry or any matter where the calculation and presentation of damages is anything but a run-of-the-mill issue.

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D.

NYU Stern School of Business, MBA

Temple University, B.A.

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D.

NYU Stern School of Business, MBA

Temple University, B.A.