Charles O. Monk II
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Charles O. Monk II is used to handling complex litigation with high stakes. When companies are facing crises or they are involved in transactions that will change their businesses, Monk often gets the call because of his broad experience in a 40-year career as a trial lawyer.
Monk’s practice includes antitrust and securities litigation; bankruptcy litigation; energy, utilities, and infrastructure development; and municipal representations.
His work in the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, where he served as chief of the antitrust division and later as deputy attorney general, prepared him well for his career as a trial lawyer.
Monk is also recognized as a strong leader in the legal community and beyond, says Michelle N. Lipkowitz, a partner in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
“In addition to his firm leadership and thriving legal practice, Charlie has dedicated endless hours and energy to moving our state forward through his sustained commitment to serving our community through leadership on numerous nonprofit boards.”
Monk is chair of the Board of Visitors with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and has also had board positions with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland State Ethics Commission, the McDonogh School, and others.
“Charlie has contributed significantly toward creating a thriving Maryland economy, growing jobs, and making a difference in our community,” Lipkowitz says.
Monk is also active as a mentor, including with his firm’s program for young associates, she says.
“Charlie is passionate about mentoring and community involvement, and strongly encourages attorneys and staff to become civic leaders as a way of giving back to the state of Maryland and his native city of Baltimore,” she says. “Being involved broadens the perspectives they bring to their work for clients and the community.”