April 16, 2007
News Release 07-041
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
CHARNESKI NAMED NEW ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
AT U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Daniel R. Pearson, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), announced today that Judge Carl C. Charneski has been named an Administrative Law Judge at the ITC. Charneski will manage litigation, preside over evidentiary hearings, and make initial determinations in the agency's investigations involving unfair practices in import trade. These investigations most often involve allegations of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
Charneski served as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1995 until his ITC appointment. He previously served as an Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. Social Security Administration from 1994 to 1995. He was a trial attorney with the Mine Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor from 1991 to 1994 and an appellate attorney with that agency from 1988 to 1991.
Prior to that, Charneski served as Counsel to Commissioner L. Clair Nelson at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission from 1983 to 1988. He was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission from 1977 to 1983.
Charneski holds a juris doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from St. Francis College. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia.
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.