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Charles Donovan

Charles Donovan

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: 415.434.9100
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




Charles S. Donovan is a San Francisco-based partner in Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and a lecturer in law at USC Law, teaching Admiralty Law.

His practice focuses on international and domestic finance, leasing and related arbitration and litigation, with particular emphasis on ocean shipping and transportation matters. He has extensive experience in negotiation of international agreements. He has lectured and written on topics relating to international law, admiralty, air and land transport, satellites, and cross-border leasing.

Mr. Donovan is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Northern California Super Lawyers, and Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers. The Best of the Best USA chose him as one of the top 25 "Shipping and Maritime" attorneys in the United States.  He is admitted in California, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Mr. Donovan graduated from Cornell Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College.

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