Charles Mokriski, the firm's Professional Responsibility Counsel, is in the Litigation Department and a member of the Law Firm Practice Group. For the last 12 years, he has increasingly focused on counseling and representing lawyers and law firms in regard to legal ethics and professional responsibility, and on serving as an expert witness in disputes involving these subjects.
Previously, Charles’s practice was in the area of commercial and intellectual property litigation and counseling; the representation of clients from diverse industries in administrative and regulatory proceedings; and the representation of the news media in regard to access, defamation and other First Amendment issues.
From 1972 through 1990, he spent six months each year as a registered lobbyist before the Connecticut General Assembly for business and professional organizations and trade associations.
Charles is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, in the last year of a three-year term. His prior positions of note in regard to legal ethics and professional responsibility include serving as a member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2008. From 2000 through 2009, he taught Professional Responsibility at Boston College Law School as an adjunct professor.
Charles is a past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, a national association of lawyers who write, teach and practice in the area of professional responsibility; and past chair of the Boston Bar Association Ethics Committee. He also has chaired and served on numerous continuing legal education panels and published articles dealing with legal topics generally and legal ethics in particular.
Before he joined Proskauer, Charles practiced for many years at Day Pitney LLP and its predecessor firm, Day Berry & Howard, where he served as chair of the Ethics Committee for 12 years.