Charles B. Baldwin

USA: Indiana

Ogletree Deakins
111 Monument Circle
Suite 4600
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tel: 317-916-2140


Charles Baldwin is a Shareholder and Managing Director of Ogletree Deakins in Indiana, with over 25 years of experience as an advocate for management in all aspects of labor and employment law matters. He devotes his practice to representing employers involving: EEO, ERISA, and wrongful discharge claims; labor arbitrations; NLRB proceedings; wage and hour disputes; union avoidance; employment contracts; non-competition/trade secret disputes; and, class and collective actions. Mr. Baldwin frequently consults with and trains employees on employment practices and policies, union avoidance and litigation avoidance.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Baldwin served as lead counsel in defending employers at trial and on appeal in class/collective actions, multi-plaintiff and individual lawsuits arising out of every conceivable type of workplace dispute. AIAM and AAMA selected him as Counsel for Amici Curiae in a case of first impression under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For many years, Mr. Baldwin served as the Seventh Circuit Editor for the “Employment & Labor Relations Litigation Newsletter” of the ABA. He was a contributing author for the first and second edition of “Model Jury Instructions: Employment Litigation,” published by the Litigation Section of the ABA.

The Indiana Chamber selected Mr. Baldwin to co-author: “Indiana Guide to Preventing Workplace Harassment;” “Interviewing Guide: Designed to Assist Indiana Employers with Hiring and Retaining Employees;” and, “Managing Employees Leaves of Absence.”Mr. Baldwin was a contributing editor to the Indiana Chambers’ newsletter H R Notes from 2005 to 2011.

Chuck Baldwin received an “Excellent” rating from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Clients described Mr. Baldwin as follows in the ACC Value Index: “practical, efficient and business-oriented.  He understood what we were trying to accomplish and he helped us get there.  Chuck does excellent work.” Mr. Baldwin has been recognized for innovation in legal project management by a number of prestigious publications and organizations, including the College of Law Practice Management and Association of Corporate Counsel.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce chose Mr. Baldwin as Volunteer of the Year for 2001 and in 2000 was appointed to the Indiana Chamber’s Board of Directors. Chambers USA Leading Business Lawyers in the USA selected Mr. Baldwin as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in Indiana (2004 to present); Mr. Baldwin is also honored by the following organizations: Best Lawyers in America (2007 to present), Indiana Super Lawyers (2004 to present) and The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers (2010 to present). In 2009, Mr. Baldwin was inducted into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law.

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has a reputation for legal excellence and responsive client service. Ogletree Deakins’​ labor and employment practice is complemented and supported by related practice groups in the areas of business immigration, litigation, employee benefits, occupational safety and health, and construction law.

With offices throughout the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico, the firm represents a diverse range of clients. Our depth of experience in labor and employment law has produced a successful track record for our clients – Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies.

Although the size and scope of our practice has grown over the past quarter century, our core values remain constant. We are committed to personalized attention, innovative solutions and old-fashioned hard work.

Our approach to providing clients with the resources to solve today’s business challenges is always forward-thinking and strategic. We remain committed to providing our clients with an insider’s view of the workplace issues of the day.

“Charles Baldwin boasts an enviable reputation in the market for his knowledge and experience in representing management in complex employment disputes. Commentators highlight him as “a great lawyer” and “a real leader.””
Chambers & Partners