Charlie Spencer-Davis is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Charlie is also a member of the firm’s Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) and Sustainability Team, working to address climate change and social injustice both for clients and internally at Sheppard Mullin.

Areas of Practice

Charlie represents clients in complex business matters in both domestic arbitration and traditional litigation in state and federal courts.  He has experience litigating claims involving breach of contract, trademark infringement, various torts, and foreign sovereign immunity under the FSIA. 

He also advises cable operators and other broadband providers in disputes related to access to rights-of-way, infrastructure deployment, and pole attachment rates.

Charlie is likewise committed to representing and working with his pro bono clients. He represents clients seeking asylum in the United States.  He is part of the team representing an environmental organization in a number of federal court actions arising under the Endangered Species Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.  He works with D.C.’s Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless as a phone intake volunteer and advocate.  Charlie has also recently begun advising a youth development and sustainable agriculture non-profit organization in Puerto Rico.

He also serves on Nashville’s Sustainability Advisory Committee as a legal fellow where he reviews sustainability proposals, initiatives, and policy, and proposes green building-related programs for greater sustainability in Nashville.



J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2020

B.A., Boston College, 2015


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


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