Charles “Trip” Dorkey specializes in complex commercial litigation. Mr. Dorkey has served as lead counsel in significant cases both in New York and nationwide involving securities, reinsurance, construction, real estate, employment, and a broad range of commercial and other business disputes, many of which have arisen out of mergers and acquisition activities.
Due to his governmental service and political work, many of his matters have involved disputes at the intersection between private and public activity. Mr. Dorkey has also handled a variety of transnational cases dealing with non-U.S. legal proceedings and issues in many countries including Brazil, China, Nigeria, Turkey, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and many European countries.
The Avenue Magazine has recognized Mr. Dorkey as one of New York City's Legal Elite since 2010.
First Department Judicial Screening Committee 1995-1999, 2005-2007
Court of Claims Judicial Screening Committee 1995-1999, 2005-2007
Judiciary Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2006-2010
Member, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation www.seaway.dot.gov 2006-2013
Chairman, Hudson River Park Trust www.hudsonriverpark.org 2003-2007
Vice Chairman, Empire State Development Corporation www.empire.state.ny.us 1995-2007
Member, New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority www.nyc.gov/html/nyw 1995-2007
Member, New York State Job Development Authority www.empire.state.ny.us 1995-2007
Trustee, New York Historical Society www.nyhistory.org 1998-Present
Trustee, Beacon Institute http://www.thebeaconinstitute.org 2005-2011
Director, Parks & Trails New York www.ptny.org 2002-Present
Director, National Chamber Foundation www.uschamber.com/ncf/ 2000-2012
Trustee, Historic Hudson Valley http://www.hudsonvalley.org 2002-2008
Trustee, Citizens Budget Commission www.cbcny.org 1993-1998