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Charles B. Wolf • Shareholder

Vedder Price • Chicago, Illinois

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Vedder Price
222 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
phone 312/609-7500
fax  312/609-5005


Charles B. Wolf focuses his practice on labor, employment and employee benefits law and litigation, representing employers and multiemployer funds. He was lead counsel in several well-known employee benefits cases and has handled the labor and benefits aspects of numerous mergers and acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefit plan design and administration, ERISA litigation, executive compensation, collective bargaining, NLRB and arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge cases and general labor and employment law matters. Mr. Wolf?s clients are engaged in many industries, including chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foundry, maritime, security and heavy equipment manufacturing.

Mr. Wolf is a member of the firm?s executive committee and formerly served as leader of the firm?s labor, employment and employee benefits area. He is co-author of a leading treatise, ERISA Claims & Litigation. He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the top benefits lawyers in the country and he is listed in Who?s Who in America. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and has served as Co-Chair of the ABA Labor Section subcommittees on multi-employer plans and on colelctive bargaining and employee benefits. He has lectured extensively to business and professional groups and has written many articles for professional publications on benefit issues.

He is also the author of “The Foundation of a Good Lawyer,” Firm Leadership: Leading Lawyers on the Art & Science of Managing a Law Firm (Aspatore Books, 2003).


  • College: B.A., Brown University, 1972
  • Law School: J.D., University of Chicago, 1975

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1975
U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar, 1975
U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals: 7th Circuit, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals: 4th and 11th Circuits, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals: 6th Circuit, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals: 5th Circuit, 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals: 9th Circuit, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals: 10th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Supreme Court, 1985
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