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.

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Chuck is Chair of the firm's Employment group and a member of its Litigation and Health Care practice groups. His practice is focused on representing management clients in a wide array of employment matters, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage claims, contract disputes, wrongful discharge, false claims act, ERISA claims, defamation and negligent misrepresentation actions. Chuck has represented clients in hundreds of cases before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Maryland and other states, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights and all county and city human relations commissions in Maryland.  In addition, he represents clients in responding to audits by the U.S. Department of Labor relating to compliance with the FLSA (wage and hour), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Service Contract Act and other laws as well as an array of compliance audits by other federal and state agencies.  Chuck also represents executives and other individuals with respect to contract negotiation and other issues arising out of the employment relationship. 

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. 

Chuck has spoken and counseled clients on numerous employment law issues, including 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

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

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1988
District of Columbia, 1996