Charles V. Gerkin, Jr.,
Over more than three decades, Charlie has built a strong practice in telecommunications regulation and commercial relationships. With a wealth of experience, he advises non-traditional communications service providers on regulatory compliance. Overall, this is an environment where non-compliance penalties can threaten a client’s financial viability and even the legal ability to provide services.
Public Utilities Regulation All-Star
Charlie helps clients identify the best available terms, conditions, and cost-effective approaches to negotiations. His representation has resulted in successful regulatory litigation before state and federal regulatory agencies and courts nationwide. He believes it’s his mission to be proactive and monitor the regulatory environment. Rather than simply reacting to new developments, Charlie works to anticipate and identify threats and opportunities to his clients’ businesses.
Charlie views his client relationships as a reflection of the values he’s learned in life. All told, when it comes to his practice of law, he enjoys finding ways to help his clients turn adversity into opportunity.
When he’s not working
In addition to spending time with family, Charlie enjoys traveling, driving his sports car on winding mountain roads and playing bridge with lifelong friends. For over 30 years he has enjoyed working with computers. Before attending law school, he counseled prisoners in the stockade in Fort Benning, Georgia.
Education: Emory University, B.A. University of Georgia, J.D., with highest honors, Order of the Coif and Castellow Scholar.
Honors: Recipient, Martindale AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating since 1999
Member: State Bar of Georgia. Federal Communications Bar Association.