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Charles Akinboyewa


Charles focuses on complex commercial, antitrust, and securities litigation, as well as government and internal investigations.

Charles has represented large financial institutions and corporations in federal and state courts in connection with antitrust and securities class actions, government investigations and enforcement actions, and other complex disputes. Charles has also represented clients in advertising and unfair competition litigation under the Lanham Act and state laws.

Charles is actively involved in pro bono work, including federal criminal appeals and housing discrimination matters.

Charles also contributes to the firm's Need-to-Know Litigation Weekly regarding Securities Litigation, and he is actively involved in BLAQUE: an associate-run inclusion network committed to enhancing the representation of Black associates and partners at the firm.




Attorney-at-Law, New York

Attorney-at-Law, Washington, D.C.


United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


St John University School of Law J.D.

– Articles & Notes Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review

– Student Attorney, Securities Arbitration Clinic

– Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing

– Vice President, Black Law Students Association

Syracuse University B.A.

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.