Charles “Chuck” Tamuleviz is a trial attorney defending corporations and individuals in state and federal investigations involving white-collar criminal defense and complex civil matters. His seasoned judgment and strategic counsel is based on his decades of criminal and civil litigation experience, numerous jury trials in federal and state courts and extensive experience in the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island.
My practice focuses on the representation of individuals and businesses in criminal and complex civil matters—including white-collar criminal defense, grand jury investigations, administrative investigations, internal corporate investigations, criminal tax investigations, criminal ERISA investigations, Department of Labor wage investigations, and Taft-Hartley investigations.
For fourteen years, I was a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, including nine years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island. I oversaw sensitive and complex federal trials and grand jury investigations involving allegations of public corruption, mail and wire fraud, income tax fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud and investment fraud. My background allows me to provide a big-picture perspective for my clients thereby enabling me to protect their interests by advising them on strategies to stay ahead of risks they face. I provide an objective assessment of the severity of possible violations, the likely response from government investigators and prosecutors and a plan to mitigate client exposure and potential damage to their reputation and business.
The federal government is increasing its use of asset forfeiture in white collar crime prosecutions, adding potential for additional financial penalty to individuals and corporate defendants. This must be considered when forming a strategy to respond to the government and when negotiating a resolution to a matter.
Law360 | May 07, 2018
In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.
The Bond Buyer | August 05, 2016
This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s recent win on behalf of client Peter Cannava, involving SEC claims related to a bond offer involving former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling. Boston partners Brian Kelly and Steve LaRose, Providence counsel Charles Tamuleviz and Boston associate Kathleen Ceglarski Burns are listed as the litigation team, and Brian Kelly is quoted.
The Boston Globe | May 17, 2016
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense counsel Chuck Tamuleviz, a former federal prosecutor, is quoted in this article about a real estate investor, developer and contractor’s failure to file taxes.
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 06.06.16
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
College of the Holy Cross, B.A.
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Charles was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the fields of Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Charles has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018.
Charles has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability. He was also recognized as a 2011, 2012 and 2013 “Rhode Island Super Lawyer.” While he was with the Department of Justice, Charles received multiple awards in recognition of his prosecutorial achievements.