About the Firm

About the Firm

The Ragan Law Firm offers commercial arbitration, mediation, and neutral services.  Its principal, Charles R. (“Chuck”) Ragan, currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  For close to 30 years, Chuck practiced with the firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (and successor firms) in its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, and litigated matters in federal and state courts and international arbitration venues.

Through his work with Chief Judge Peckham and Magistrate Judge Brazil in the Northern District of California, he was at the forefront of the Alternative Dispute Resolution movement. Through his work since 2002 as an original participant in Working Group 1 of The Sedona Conference, he has participated in the rational development of practical principles and norms for information governance and e-discovery. He has served as a certified arbitrator, mediator, and neutral evaluator, and as an expert witness.

While at Pillsbury, Chuck counseled both Fortune 100 companies and emerging companies on the efficient resolution of commercial disputes.  He has litigated securities class and derivative actions, tried a suit over a broken multi-billion dollar merger to verdict, and handled international arbitrations touching six continents involving technology, distribution, natural resources, international patent, and publishing issues (among others).

Since he left Pillsbury, Chuck has focused on his work as a neutral and as a thought leader in the field of information law – meaning information governance, privacy, security, and discovery.

He is admitted to the state bars in California, Minnesota, and New York.  He has taught law courses at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, at the University of Minnesota, and at Hamline University.  He is a graduate of Princeton University and of Fordham Law school where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

For a full CV, please click the link: Charles R. Ragan, Esq.

References available on request to or (1) 415-264-1319.

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