Prominent litigator Charles Weir has left McDermott Will & Emery to join Manatt in their Los Angeles office. He will serve as a partner in the firm’s litigation and healthcare practices. With almost two decades of healthcare and cross-industry experience, he represents clients in a broad range of complex business litigation and internal investigations. Focusing on class actions, shareholder derivative suits, qui tam litigation and commercial dispute matters, Charles regularly represents public and private companies and executives in industries including healthcare, entertainment, energy and environment, advertising, and technology. He has experience representing major healthcare providers and has been involved in complex matters ranging from qui tam claims to suits brought under the federal False Claims Act, the California False Claims Act and Section 1871 of the California Insurance Code.
Charles has been defense counsel in two of the largest shareholder derivative lawsuits in California’s history, and his class action matters have included claims of unfair business practices, fraud, off-label prescription drug marketing, breaches of fiduciary duty, false advertising, violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and violations of both federal and state securities laws.