Charles R. Bacharach, Member

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  • My goal is always to obtain the best result for my client while minimizing exposure to potential claims.

    Chuck is named in Best Lawyers 2024 for Employment Law - Individuals.

410-576-4169 (direct/fax)


Chuck is Chair of the firm's Employment group and a member of its Litigation and Health Care practice groups. He represents clients in a wide array of employment matters, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage claims, contract disputes, wrongful discharge, false claims act, defamation and negligent misrepresentation actions. In addition, he represents clients in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other employee benefit matters. Chuck has also represented clients in various general civil litigation cases, including matters relating to commercial transactions, contract disputes and trademark.

Despite successfully representing numerous employers in litigated actions, Chuck's goal is litigation avoidance. He assists and counsels clients to develop and implement proactive and preventative personnel policies, employment agreements, covenants not to compete and other employment documents to maximize their effectiveness and to minimize client exposure to potential claims.

Chuck is admitted to the Maryland and District of Columbia bars and the federal trial and appellate courts of both jurisdictions. He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities and co-chair of its ethics subcommittee.

Chuck regularly speaks and counsels clients on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Employment and Labor Law in Maryland
  • Nature of the Employment Relationship in Maryland
  • Wrongful Discharge in Maryland
  • Sexual Harassment Law
  • Employment Discrimination in Maryland
  • Workplace Investigations
  • HR Compliance: Employee Handbooks
  • HR Compliance: Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Legal Aspects of the Hiring Process
  • Workplace Documentation: Creating an Effective Paper Trail
  • The Treatment of Confidential Information in Retaliatory Discharge and Related Actions Brought by In-House Counsel
  • Medical Marijuana in the Workplace


AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell®

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" in Employment Law – Individuals by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021

Selected to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Employment & Labor since 2019, Employment Litigation (2019-2021) and Employee Benefits (2019-2021)

Named to Chambers USA© Band 3 of Maryland Labor & Employment Attorneys, 2017, 2019

Named to Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law - Individuals since 2016



Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Springboard Community Services

Publications and Lectures

410-576-4169 (direct/fax)


Financial Services
Health Care
Real Estate
Technology & Intellectual Property


J.D., with honors, George Washington University, 1988
B.A., magna cum laude, Clark University, 1984

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1988
District of Columbia, 1996