Charles R. Spies of Clark Hill PLC Receives National Ranking for Political Law by Prestigious Chambers USA

Jun 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Charles Spies, of Clark Hill PLC in Washington, D.C., received a national ranking by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in political law. As head of the firm’s national Political Law Practice and with more than a decade of experience providing strategic counsel at the highest levels in Washington, D.C., Spies is a well-known name in the political legal realm. To be ranked by Chambers USA, Spies and his clients and colleagues underwent a series of interviews designed to determine the level of technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment that Spies possesses.

In addition to being nationally ranked in the top three bands by Chambers USA, Spies has been described as one of the top rising stars in the political world while being ranked number one on GQ Magazine’s “Weekly Power List” in 2012. Spies has been described in the Washington Post as an “election lawyer extraordinaire” and was mentioned in more than 500 print and broadcast press articles in 2011, and in 2012 appeared multiple times on CNN and national network news programs, as well as being profiled by The Detroit News and Mother Jones magazine.

Spies regularly counsels a broad range of organizations, corporations, candidates and individuals confronting challenges and opportunities at the intersection of political and issue campaigns; government ethics, law and public policy, including recently forming and serving as counsel for the largest super PAC in America (Restore Our Future, the $152 million super PAC supporting Mitt Romney).

Before joining Clark Hill in 2010, Spies served as CFO and counsel for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign, and he developed and managed the national campaign’s budget and systems for legal compliance with Federal Election Commission, IRS and various state regulations.

Chambers USA, a London-based, world renowned rating organization, consists of more than 50 full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. In addition to state listings, certain practice areas – such as political law – have nationwide listings that include any firms and lawyers with national practices.