Charles Eskridge joined Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office in 2015. He focuses on complex commercial litigation and has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country.
Charles has obtained damage awards and settlements for plaintiffs in business disputes. For defendants, he has won summary judgment, had class actions decertified, and otherwise successfully settled a wide array of cases upon terms which delighted the client. His litigation experience has included some of the biggest issues of the day, including representation of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) after the financial meltdown of 2008; one of the main defendants in actions arising after the 9/11 attacks; the interests of the London Insurance Market during the asbestos bankruptcy crisis; and an operating system technology company in groundbreaking antitrust action against Microsoft. His experience includes antitrust, patents, aviation disaster, securities fraud, the First Amendment, and asbestos bankruptcy litigation, along with state law issues concerning contractual disputes, accounting and legal malpractice, fraud, employment and trade secret issues, and insurance coverage.
Charles is a member of the American Law Institute, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches a class of his own design on Origins of the Federal Constitution. Charles has been named among the State’s “Super Lawyers” (Thomson Reuters) since 2005. (2005-Present)
Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz appointed Charles to their Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee to screen candidates and assist their advice and consent on prospective federal judges and U.S. Attorneys in Texas. He volunteers his time to the Houston community and legal profession, serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Printing History and in leadership roles with the local American Inns of Court. He supports access-to-justice initiatives, and is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.