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Member Profile

Mr. Charles E. Dorkey III

Dentons US LLP
Regular Member
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1089

Phone: 212-905-8330
Web Site:

Law School: University of Pennsylvania (1973)

Practice Areas:

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.

Notable Engagements

Judicial Screening:

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
Government Service:

Member, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2006-2013
Chairman, Hudson River Park Trust 2003-2007
Vice Chairman, Empire State Development Corporation 1995-2007
Member, New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority 1995-2007
Member, New York State Job Development Authority 1995-2007
Community Service

Trustee, New York Historical Society 1998-Present

Trustee, Beacon Institute 2005-2011

Director, Parks & Trails New York 2002-Present

Director, National Chamber Foundation 2000-2012

Trustee, Historic Hudson Valley 2002-2008

Trustee, Citizens Budget Commission 1993-1998

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