Charles Pereyra-Suarez


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Title: Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator
Company: Law Offices of Charles Pereyra-Suarez
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Charles Pereyra-Suarez, attorney and arbitrator at the Law Offices of Charles Pereyra-Suarez, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in arbitration.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Pereyra-Suarez has been in private practice and an arbitrator with the Law Offices of Charles Pereyra-Suarez since 1998. Prior to establishing his own firm, he was a litigation partner with Davis Wright Tremaine from 1995 to 1998 and McKenna and Cuneo from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Pereyra-Suarez’s litigation and client counseling experience allows him to mediate or arbitrate a wide variety of cases. Moreover, his work as an ADR neutral has included resolution of notable “high-stakes” matters.  He has acted as an arbitrator, and as the chair of three-arbitrator panels, in connection with significant multi-million dollar disputes.

Mr. Pereyra-Suarez has handled a broad range of civil and criminal matters during more than four decades of practice.  Mr. Pereyra-Suarez’s experience includes complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense, real estate, employment, healthcare, environmental, antitrust, civil rights and First Amendment representation.  He is active as a mediator and arbitrator of various litigation and business disputes.  Mr. Pereyra-Suarez has received extensive dispute resolution training, and he has mediated and arbitrated cases in many subject areas.

From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Pereyra-Suarez held a private practice, and from 1982 to 1984, he was a Senior Litigation Associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney (Criminal Division) in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1982, having been a trial and appellate attorney with the U.S. Justice Department Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. from 1976 to 1979. Earlier in his career, he was a staff attorney with the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

Mr. Pereyra-Suarez studied at Pacific Union College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1970, majoring in history and minoring in rhetoric and public address. He then studied at the UCLA School of Law from 1970 to 1971, completing the first year and receiving an invitation to join the UCLA Law Review. After performing two years of alternative service as a conscientious objector, he continued his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a Juris Doctor degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law in 1975. Mr. Pereyra-Suarez has been admitted to practice in the State of California and the District of Columbia, federal trial and appellate courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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