Charles J. Bloom Named Stevens & Lee General Counsel
READING, PA, August 31, 2015 – Stevens & Lee announced today that Charles J. Bloom has been named General Counsel of the firm. In his new role, Mr. Bloom will manage professional responsibility and professional liability risk matters for the firm.
In addition to his role as General Counsel, Mr. Bloom represents clients in complex corporate litigation matters with a focus on securities, antitrust and corporate governance. He is currently representing witnesses/potential targets in two ongoing SEC investigations, and has recently represented a potential target in an SEC investigation which resulted in no action being brought.
Mr. Bloom’s representative engagements include representation of Morningstar and its acquired Realpoint business, having successfully defeated plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief. He also represented Mercer Insurance Company in securities-related litigation concerning Mercer’s acquisition by United Fire Insurance Company. Mr. Bloom also successfully defended the former Meridian Bank against RICO claims made by a borrower and is involved in a number of patent infringement cases.
Mr. Bloom served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arlin M. Adams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has lectured at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute programs on “Prosecuting and Defending Customer Claims against Stock Brokers” and “The Conrail Takeover: A Case Study,” and has taught the Basic Civil Practice course sponsored by the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He was an arbitrator for FINRA from 1985 through 2008 and has been a mediator for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since the inception of its program.
He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only honorary society of trial lawyers. As published in Philadelphia magazine, Mr. Bloom has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since the publication’s inception in 2004, including for 2015, having been selected by his peers as among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the Commonwealth. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an A.B. from Princeton University.