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Charles William Bender, American lawyer. Bar: California 1965, United States District Court (central district) California 1965, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, District of Columbia 1984. Fellow Sheldon Traveling, Harvard University, 1963-1964.


Bender, Charles William was born on October 2, 1935 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. Son of Walter William and Fern Evelyn (Stroud) Bender.


Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1960). Harvard Law School (Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, 1963).


Worked at O'Melveny & Myers LLP (Los Angeles, California) specializing in General Civil Litigation, Appellate Practice, and Criminal Trials Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Administrative; Antitrust. Banking; Bankruptcy; Commercial.

Communications; Construction. Corporation and Corporate Financing. Environmental; Immigration and Naturalization.

Insurance Coverage Defense. Intellectual Property. International Business.

Labor and Employment. Employment Benefits; Media and Entertainment. Municipal, Municipal Zoning and Municipal Finance.

Natural Resources; Oil and Gas. Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition. Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning.

Public Utilities; Real Estate. Securities; and Tax Law. Admitted to the bar, 1965, California.

1979, United States. Supreme Court. Member, Board of Editors, 1961-1963 and Articles Editor, 1962-1963, Harvard Law Review. Sheldon Travelling Fellow from Harvard Law School, 1963-1964.

Chairman of the Management Committee. Member: Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations. O'Melveny & Myers LLP, founded over 110 years ago on January 2, 1885, is the oldest law firm in Los Angeles.

Since that time, we have grown from two attorneys in two rooms specializing in the local concerns of a frontier community to a firm of more than 500 lawyers involved in matters of regional, national and global concern.


Advisor campaign Alan Cranston for Senator, California, 1968, 74, 80. Manager campaign Jess Unruh for Governor, California, 1970. Trustee Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, 1971, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, since 1985.

Served with United States Army, 1956-1957. Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association.


Married Carolyn Percy Gavagan, June 20, 1961 (divorced 1983). Children: Theodore Marten, Christopher Percy. Married Betty Lou Port, May 5, 1983.

Stepchildren: Courtney Elizabeth, Cameron Annual.