Charles Oswald

Charles Oswald

Principal Member - CEO Law PLLC
  • Business Law
  • North Carolina
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Engaged in a private law practice informed by a 25-year prologue career as a Fortune 500 executive with companies in aerospace, biotech, chemical, comm, defense, medical and pharma businesses worldwide;

Former executive at Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (formed by M&A of Honeywell and Hercules companies), CP Kelco ApS (formed by M&A of Monsanto and Hercules companies then sold to JM Huber), Hercules Incorporated (acquired by Ashland, Inc.) and the Whittaker Corporation (acquired by Meggitt PLC et al), most recently with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. portfolio company;

Corporate leadership roles have included Chief Development Officer, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Corporate Secretary, Vice President of Contracts, Vice President of Administration and Staff Director of International Business heading an international strategic business unit with international contracts, development, engineering, financial, marketing, merger & acquisition, program management, strategic planning and technology groups;

Held US national security clearances to top secret with special SCI access and served as corporate delegate to global trade policy organizations including the Aerospace Industries Association, Danish-American Business Forum, India Interest Group and US-China Business Council;

International business experience includes personally leading competitive initiatives to develop, negotiate, acquire and manage programs, projects and companies in over 30 countries (and advising on matters in another 30) while navigating global AML, antitrust, banking, boardroom, business development, compliance, diligence, ethics, FAR, FCPA, FX, governance, HR, IP, IT, litigation, M&A, management, marketing, regulatory, risk, security, structural and tax complexities.

Practice Area
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
4th Circuit
US Court of Federal Claims
US Court of International Trade
Professional Experience
Executive in Residence
- Current
Appointed to the faculty rank of Executive in Residence at Appalachian State University, a University of North Carolina institution, teaching Legal Environment of Business at the Walker College of Business, and MBA Business Ethics, MBA Business Law, and MBA Executive Skills at the Williams Graduate School.
Principal Member
- Current
Providing private outside counsel to publicly traded, private equity and individual clients including $500 million mid-sized and $60 billion DJ30 companies in aerospace, biotech, chemical, defense, energy, entertainment, financial and other businesses worldwide.
St. Thomas University School of Law
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
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Telephone: (704) 780-1774