Charles Lee Mudd, Jr.

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Top Rated Aviation & Aerospace Attorney in Chicago, IL

Mudd Law
 | 411 South Sangamon Street, Suite 1B
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-964-5051
Fax: 312-803-1667
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Aviation and Aerospace (20%),
  • Technology Transactions (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law.  For over twenty years, he has focused on intellectual property, the Internet, and technology law, becoming one of the foremost thought leader in these sectors.  Over the last several years, he strategically placed his firm to provide critical advice and counsel to actors within the emerging commercial space industry, the aerospace  the broader astro sector.  His policy work in this area has included participation in United Nations conferences on space law and policy in Moscow (2018) and Istanbul (2019); testimony on regulatory proposals at the federal level; and, development of sound strategies for the future of space exploration.  In 2020, he was elected to the International Institute of Space Law.  He is also a member of the European Center for Space Law, the American Astronomical Society, and the American Institute of Aeronatics and Astronautics.  He serves on the Board for NewSpace Chicago.

Mr. Mudd received a B.A. in philosophy and a M.A. in political science from Purdue University.  He obtained his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997 graduating magna cum laude and 4th in his class.  After law school, he completed both a state appellate and federal trial clerkship after which he practiced in the commercial litigation and emerging technologies practice groups at a mid-size New England law firm before founding Mudd Law. Since 2017, Charles has completed courses in graduate astrophysics at the University of Chicago in its Graduate Student at Large Program.

Apart from managing his firm and its three offices in Chicago, Houston, and Park City, Charles has taught technology and privacy courses as an adjunct faculty member.  Highly regarded for his experience and insight in Internet and privacy, he has drafted proposed state legislation and testified in support of data breach proposed legislation.  Within the broader legal community, he serves as a Board Member for the International Technology Law Association, has held leadership positions within the Illinois State Bar Association, and is a founding member of the Internet Law Leadership Summit.  He frequently lectures throughout the world.  

Admitted to practice in Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, and Utah, Charles is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and Utah; the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois; the Western District of Wisconsin; as well as the Northern Districts of Florida, Indiana, and Ohio.  He is additionally licensed to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th, 7th, and 10th Circuits.

 
Practice Areas
  • 20%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 20%Technology Transactions
  • 20%Media and Advertising
  • 20%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Internet, Science and Technology Law, Defamation, Libel, Slander, Communications and Media Law, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About Charles Mudd, Jr.

Admitted: 1999, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.muddlawoffices.com/attorneys/charles_lee_mudd_jr...

Honors/Awards:

  • magna cum laude, Quinnipiac University, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • Board Member, ITechLaw, 2015
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Secretary, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • State of Illinois
  • Vice-Chair, Computer Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association 2000 - 2001
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • Ex-Officio, IP Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • State of Connecticut
  • Co-Chair, Privacy and Computer Crime Cmte., Science and Technology Section, American Bar Association, 2000 - 2001
  • State of Utah
  • Chair, Membership Needs Subcmte., Internet and Electronic Commerce Cmte. , Indiana State Bar Association 1998 - 1999
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • International Technology Law Association
  • Chair, Social Media and Gaming Committee, iTechLaw, 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State of Indiana
  • Co-Chair, Internet Law Section, Regional Bar Association, 2000 - 2001

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lyons Township Alumni Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented on the need for advocacy in developing space law and policy., Speaker, Effectuating Astronomical Impact on the Future of Space Law and Policy: The Need for Academic and Scientific Contribution to the Emerging Discourse, American Astronomical Society 233rd Meeting, Seattle, Washingson , Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space, 2019
  • Addressed matters related to virtual worlds and the law., Speaker, Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds, Univesity of Illinois, College of Law, Springfield, Illinois, 2012
  • Panelist, When Copyright Trolls Attack, SXSW Conference, Austin, Texas, March 9, 2012
  • Speaker, "Developing Issues in Virtual Worlds," Cyberlaw Leadership Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2, 2011
  • Speaker and Panelist, "CLE: Hot Topics in Privacy Law," Non-Resident Lawyers Division (Illinois Chapter) of State Bar of Wisconsin, November 16, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds and Employees," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, October 28, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Virtual Worlds: Employer Regulation of and Response to Employee Avatars," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Cyberbullying: Remedies Before and After Litigation," Cyberlaw Symposium, Illinois State Bar Association, June 22, 2011
  • Speaker, "Copyright, Trademark, and Other Intellectual Property Law," LawReviewCLE, April 21, 2011
  • Speaker, "Employee Use of Virtual Worlds and Online Communities," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, September 17, 2010
  • Moderator, "Current Topics in Cyberlaw," Utah Cyber Symposium, Cyberlaw Section of the Utah State Bar Association, September 17, 2010
  • Speaker, "Privacy in the Workplace: Electronic Surveillance under State and Federal Law," Utah State Bar 2010 Summer Convention, July 15, 2010
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Internet IP and Privacy," Intellectual Property Counseling: From Start-Up to Initial Public Offering – 2010, Illinois State Bar Association, April 28, 2010
  • Panelist, "Personal v. Professional: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities," American Bar Association Teleconference and Live Telecast, April 27, 2010
  • Lecturer, "Litigating Matters Involving Privacy Issues on the Internet," DePaul University College of Law, April 12, 2010
  • Speaker, "Publicity, Privacy and Libel Issues on the Internet," Illinois State Bar Association, June 9 and 11, 2009
  • Speaking Engagements Prior to 2010
  • Sucks' Sites: A Public Relations Nightmare for Victimized Companies, e-info, Spring 2001.
  • Consumer Privacy Concerns Grow, e-info, Fall 2000
  • Year 2001 May Be the Year for Privacy in Washington, blast, December 2000
  • Judicial Response to Cyberspace,  2000 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, March 24-26, 2000
  • Congressional Response to Cyberspace: Slowing Down Big Brother,  1999 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, Washington, March 25-27, 1999
  • Big Brother and the Marketing Giants: The Extent to Which Electronic Personal Information Should be Legally Protected. 1997 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Tucson, Arizona, March 13-15, 1997
  • Toward a Less Hostile Cyberspace: A Critical Analysis of the 'Federal Guidelines for Searching and Seizing Computers' and the Fourth Amendment, 1996 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 18-20, 1996
  • Cybercourt: A Virtual Resolution of Differences, 1995 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, Oregon, March 16-18, 1995
  • An Initiative in the Study of the Destructive Effects of the Symbolic Presidency, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 14-16, 1994
  • The Emerging Realm of Electronic Law and Policy, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-12, 1994
  •  Speaker and Moderator, "Overview of Intellectual Property,” "Eavesdropping, Privacy, and Publicity Law in Illinois,” and "Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet,” Illinois State Bar Association’s What Every Lawyer Should Know about Intellectual Property, October 17, 2012
  • Moderator, “America Invests Act - Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System,” Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2013
  • Moderator, “America Invests Act - Part 1: Protecting Innovation in a First to File System,” Illinois State Bar Association, February 27, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Chicago, Graduate Student at Large
  • M.A., Political Science, Purdue University, 1994
  • B.A., Philosophy, Purdue University, 1990
  • J.D., Quinnipiac University, magna cum laude, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Aerospace
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Cybersecurity
  • Drones
  • Film
  • Internet
  • NewSpace
  • Social Media
  • Space
  • Technology
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Office Location for Charles Lee Mudd, Jr.

411 South Sangamon Street
Suite 1B
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-964-5051

Fax: 312-803-1667

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