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Charles Lister
Charles Lister
Senior Counsel
London +44 20 7067 2005 clister@cov.com Download V-card

Graduated from Harvard University and went to Oxford as Rhodes Scholar.  Earned two degrees in law, both with First Class Honours.  Graduate law degree at George Washington.  Special assistant in Pentagon and thereafter law clerk to Justice John M. Harlan for two years.  Associate Professor at Yale Law School.  Part-time teaching at various other law schools.  Extensive litigation experience in US, both trial and appellate.  Opened the firm’s London office in 1988.

  • Major international arbitration in the Netherlands and consequent litigation.
  • Major international arbitration in Sweden and consequent litigation.
  • Other extensive arbitration experience.
  • Successful litigation in the English courts to defend a product distribution policy.

Pro Bono

  • Service as appointed defense counsel.
  • Press advice and briefings regarding the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia.

Previous Experience

  • Consulting and expert testimony regarding privacy issues, (1968-1972)
  • Yale Law School, Associate Professor (1968-1970)
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk (1966-1968)