Robert B Charles
9/99 – Founded Direct
Impact, L.L.C., President, strategic consulting and communications for
non-profits and selected companies, focused on law enforcement,
counter-narcotics, drug prevention, international security and Internet
1998 – 2001 –
Professor, Harvard University Extension School, two classes
Congressional Oversight and Internet Law. Teaching Excellence Award –
5/95 – 9/99 – Chief of
Staff and Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on National Security,
International Affairs and Criminal Justice (chaired by now-U.S. House
Speaker J. Dennis Hastert); Chief Staffer (1997-1999), Speaker’s Task
Force on Drugs. Extensive travel with Speaker Hastert in support of
investigative oversight into counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism,
Force protection, including: Middle East, South and Central America,
Europe. Clearances: TS and SCI.
2/93 – 2/95 –
commercial and criminal defense attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges
(also 2/91 – 5/92), including depositions, brief writing, arbitration,
legal research, direct examinations. (10/88 – 2/91 at Kramer Levin, et
5/92 – 2/93 – The
White House (President George H.W. Bush), Deputy Associate Director,
Office of Policy Development (OPD).
9/87 – 9/88 – Clerk,
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Judge Robert R. Beezer.
Extensive writing in criminal and constitutional law.
Summers 1981-83 – The
White House (President Ronald Reagan), OPD.
Naval Reserve Duty
- 7/99 – Completed Direct Commission
Officer Training (expert pistol ribbon)
- 10/99 – Completed Basic Reserve Training.
- 11/99 – Assigned to Office of Chief of
- Dartmouth College, Highest Distinction in
Government, Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. 1982
- Oxford University, Keasbey Scholar (one
of five in America), Politics, Philosophy & Economics, M.A., 1984.
- Columbia University Law School, Patino
Fellow (one of two), J.D., 1987
- Georgetown University, 1998-present,
enrolled in Ph.D. program, Government.
- Married to Marina T. Charles; two
children, Nicholas and Sophia.
- Member of Greek Orthodox Church, two
non-profit boards (drug prevention), Council on Foreign Relations (life
member), British-American Project, Theodore Roosevelt Assn.,
Reagan-Bush Alumni Assn., Naval Institute, National Eagle Scout Assn.
- Languages: German (rusty)
- Hobbies: running, cycling, skiing, ice
hockey, creative writing