Charles W. Niemann



Charles (Charlie) Niemann is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and the Consumer Law, Finance & Class Action Group.  Charlie has broad experience litigating complex commercial disputes in state and federal court, in addition to arbitral forums. He has defended clients against claims brought under various consumer protection statutes and in the area of antitrust.

Charlie started with Foley in 2018 as a summer associate. Before joining Foley and while attending law school, Charlie worked as a law clerk in the civil division of the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.


Charlie earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2019 and graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Charlie served as a certified student attorney in his law school’s Consumer Protection Clinic and an articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015, graduating with distinction and a triple major in economics, legal studies, and biology. Charlie was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Selected External Publications

  • Co-author, “Resolving Business Disputes: U.S. Discovery in Aid of International Private Commercial Arbitration,” Wisconsin Lawyer (November 10, 2020)
  • Co-author, “U.S. Discovery in Aid of International Private Commercial Arbitration,” ARIAS•U.S. Quarterly (September 2020)
  • Co-author, “Supreme Court to Decide Whether Reference to Injunctive Relief in Arbitration Clause Gives Court Power to Rule on Arbitrability of Dispute,” Legal News: Insurance & Reinsurance (July 17, 2020)


  • State of Wisconsin
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin