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Charles Sims

Special Counsel


t: (213) 489-0028

f: (213) 489-0552

CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Sabrina Claudio and Snoh Aalegra

FAVORITE FILM/SERIES: The Wire (series) and Mo’ Better Blues (film)

FAVORITE BOOK: War and Peace

FAVORITE PHRASE: “Everything is everything”


Prior to joining the firm, Charles Sims served as a startup executive, having led an early-stage technology company as interim CEO and board member and served as chief of staff and general counsel of another venture capital-backed Silicon Valley startup. Previously, Mr. Sims was a startup and venture capital lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represented technology companies and venture capital investors in connection with a variety of corporate and securities transactions and other matters related to the startup lifecycle. Prior to that, Mr. Sims was a corporate lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, where he represented US and international public and private companies and financial institutions in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public and private financings; joint ventures; and corporate governance matters. Mr. Sims also serves as an advisor to a global boutique investment bank.  

Mr. Sims attended Harvard College, where he studied Economics, and he earned his law degree from Howard University School of Law, where he was a member of the Howard Law Journal and the Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity. 


  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • Harvard Club of Southern California


State Bar of California


Howard University School of Law, J.D.
Harvard College

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