Charles J. Ha

Of Counsel
Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement

Mr. Ha, of counsel in Orrick's Seattle office, is a member of the Securities Litigation Group. Mr. Ha's practice focuses on a variety of commercial litigation matters including antitrust, shareholder derivative actions, securities class actions, intellectual property and general commercial disputes. His representative engagements include the following.

  • Cell Therapeutics. Mr. Ha defended Cell Therapeutics, Inc., and its directors in multiple securities and shareholder derivative lawsuits, all of which were dismissed with prejudice. 
  • Loudeye Corporation. Mr. Ha defended Loudeye Corporation and its directors in shareholder suit challenging merger, which was dismissed by trial court and affirmed by court of appeals,  Rodriguez v. Loudeye, et al., 144 Wn. App. 709 (2008).
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Ha defended Deloitte & Touche LLP against professional malpractice claims in five-week jury trial resulting in complete defense verdict.  Ahtna v. Deloitte & Touche LLP, et al., 3AN-04-5669 (Sup. Ct. Alaska).
  • Kohler Company. Mr. Ha represented Kohler Company in pursuing antitrust claims in Briggs & Stratton Corp. v. Kohler Co., 05-C-0025-C (W.D. Wis.), resulting in settlement. 
  • Government Enforcement Proceedings and Investigations. Mr. Ha has represented numerous public companies and accounting firms in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement proceedings.
  • Internal Investigations. Mr. Ha has assisted in numerous internal investigations conducted by both public and private companies into allegations of accounting malfeasance.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Ha was an associate at Heller Ehrman and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  He is also a former law clerk to the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Charles Ha
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Admitted In
  • Washington
  • New York
Court Admissions
United States District Court
  • Western District of Washington
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit

Education
  • J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Jerome Michael Jury Trial Award for Best Trial Advocate, Columbia Law School, 1999
  • B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, International Economics, Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, 1994
Clerkships
  • Law clerk, Hon. Maxine M. Chesney, United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association

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