Mr. Ortmeyer graduated from the University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1979, where he was a senior editor on the California Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.
During 1979-1981, Mr. Ortmeyer was a law clerk to the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Ortmeyer opened the Law Offices of Charles P. Ortmeyer in 2003.
During 2000 through 2002, Mr. Ortmeyer was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PeoplePC, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed Internet service provider which sold bundled computer/ISP service packages to enterprises and consumers located in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Prior to joining PeoplePC, Mr. Ortmeyer was a business lawyer and Director at the San Francisco firm, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, a Professional Corporation (now, Arnold & Porter LLP). His practice emphasized e-commerce and internet-related companies, retailing and consumer transactions, and representation of financial service businesses, including banks, hedge funds, investment advisers, and broker-dealers. He joined Howard Rice in 1983.
Prior to joining Howard Rice, Mr. Ortmeyer was a litigator at the San Francisco firm Lasky, Haas, Cohler & Munter. His practice there emphasized intellectual property, antitrust, and unfair trade practices.
Mr. Ortmeyer is the co-author of Securities Regulation Forms, Clark Boardman Callaghan (a 4-volume treatise on documentation of securities transactions).
Mr. Ortmeyer is a co-author of Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies (3d Ed.), Continuing Education of the Bar, 2016.