Charles Rose represents educational institutions and education-related businesses in regulatory compliance, corporate transactions, education law and policy, and civil rights matters. Formerly, he served as the general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education from May 2009 to July 2011, a Senate-confirmed position for which Mr. Rose was nominated by President Obama. As general counsel, Mr. Rose was a senior official in the Obama administration and advised the U.S. secretary of education on all legal, regulatory, and policy matters as well as education reform initiatives.
Mr. Rose is active in community service, is a frequent speaker on education law and policy, and previously served as an adjunct lecturer at DePaul University College of Law and Northeastern Illinois University. In 2014, he was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stuart L. Udall Foundation, a federal agency focused on environmental and Native American matters. Mr. Rose also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of College and University Educators, the Advisory Board of Navigate360, and the Board of Directors of Ponce Health Sciences University. In 2008, he was elected as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.