Clark Hill PLC

Charles Spies

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Practice Areas

Political Law, Government & Public Affairs, Tax Exempt Organizations, White Collar Criminal Defense.


Charlie is the leader of Clark Hill's global Political Law practice. Named by Politico magazine in 2015 as a “visionary transforming American politics,” Charlie counsels a broad range of corporations, organizations, and candidates confronting challenges and opportunities at the intersection of political and issue campaigns, government ethics, law and public policy. Charlie serves as counsel to multiple officeholders, super PACs, trade associations, corporations and organizations. He has served as Election Law Counsel for the RNC, CFO and Counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2008 Presidential campaign, and General Counsel and CFO for the Republican Governors Association. Charlie previously served as legal and policy advisor to FEC Chairman Darryl R. Wold.

Professional Memberships

ABA Standing Committee on Election Law; Georgetown University School of Politics and Public Service, Board Member; Next Generation Society of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Board Member.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., University of Michigan