Charles is a Shareholder in Maynard Nexsen’s Private Markets practice group with a specific focus on supporting the compliance functions of private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. He is passionate about making compliance a value add for businesses, and ensuring compliance with the law while avoiding negative impacts to efficiency and profitability.

Charles advises clients on compliance program design and implementation, and conducts tailored assessments and trainings to mitigate risk around areas including anti-corruption, sanctions, import/export, antitrust, data privacy, anti-money laundering, ESG, and other regulatory requirements. Such assistance can come at all stages of the M&A cycle and will be relevant for a wide range of industries – for companies looking to make themselves more attractive for investors to the diligence process itself to the uplift or mitigation that may need to occur post-closing.  Charles also has strong experience assisting PE/VC firms with the specific regulatory considerations relevant for registered investment advisors.  

Charles also provides legal counsel to businesses and executives facing or looking to prevent government investigations and enforcement actions and has navigated clients through investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other state and federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. Finally, Charles assists companies in conducting internal investigations.

Prior to Maynard Nexsen, Charles worked with Husch Blackwell LLP in Washington, DC. Charles earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Washington and Lee University.


  • 3+ year advisory role supporting the internal compliance team of a publicly traded private equity firm and the compliance teams of their portfolio companies
  • Assisted publicly traded cybersecurity company with implementing and improving various compliance program elements including export controls, sanctions, anti-corruption, modern slavery, and antitrust.
  • Assisted large PE firm in overhauling their vendor due diligence program
  • Assisted registered investment advisor with creation and implementation of anti-money laundering program
  • Assisted portfolio company of private equity firm in bringing their ESG program and accounting up to their sponsor’s expectations
  • Represented multinational technology company in DOJ National Security Division investigation
  • Assisted international Fortune 500 technology company with trade sanctions matter brought by Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • Provided Fortune 500 infrastructure company with business structuring advice for compliance with International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations
  • Assisted Fortune 500 infrastructure company in determining antiboycott reporting requirements and compliance for Treasury and Commerce Departments
  • Represented large regional hospital organization before Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in false claims matter



  • Charles Fleischmann & Ephraim Hintz, A New Decade in Data Privacy: Complying with CCPA, COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS PROFESSIONAL, April 2020
  • Charles Fleischmann & Mark Grider, A Washington View of Global Anti-Corruption, COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS PROFESSIONAL, June 2018



  • State Bar: Alabama


  • The Honorable Harry S. Mattice, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Pre-law school internship)
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