Charles Kreafle

Charles A. Kreafle

Senior Associate

Charles Kreafle's practice focuses on white collar defense as well as securities enforcement, regulatory, and litigation matters. He has significant experience in internal corporate and government investigations involving the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other government entities. He also has experience representing corporate clients, financial institutions, and individuals in a broad range of commercial disputes concerning various subject matters.

Mr. Kreafle maintains an active pro bono practice, where he has represented individuals facing federal criminal charges, judges in challenges to the constitutionality of state laws, the City of New York in tort actions, and individuals seeking Social Security disability benefits.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kreafle graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a Dean's Fellow, received honors recognition for his legal writing, and was a Senior Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest distinction and attended the university on a four-year full merit scholarship.


  • Financial services firms in connection with inquiries from the SEC, FINRA, and NYSE, and BATS.
  • Public company in connection with internal corporate, DOJ, and SEC investigations concerning alleged accounting fraud, misappropriation of assets, and other alleged fraudulent activity.
  • Private company in connection with a DOJ investigation concerning alleged customs and product mislabeling frauds.
  • Investment adviser in connection with an SEC investigation concerning alleged insider trading.
  • Registered Investment Adviser in connection with an SEC examination.
  • Public company in connection with a risk assessment of the company's anti-bribery and FCPA compliance program.
  • Broker-dealers in connection with FINRA arbitrations involving customer and industry disputes concerning public offerings and private offerings of securities.
  • Multinational mining company in connection with shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Automobile parts manufacturer in connection with an antitrust internal investigation.
  • Global oil and gas company in defense of claims filed under a multi-district class action settlement.
  • Multinational bank in connection with a fraudulent conveyance action.
  • Director of private equity firm in connection with litigation related to the liquidation of a hedge fund.


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010, highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York

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