Charlie Zhen

Senior Associate, Communications & Public Affairs

Pronouns: He/His/His

From an early age, Charlie has excelled at communicating with a wide range of audiences, earning praise from his middle school teachers as a “distraction to many of his peers.” At GSG, he harnesses his skills to help clients develop and execute strategies to gain media recognition, achieve legislative priorities, and more. His clients span a variety of industries and have included the MTA and Genius Guild, among others.  

Prior to joining GSG, Charlie served as a Senior Litigation Paralegal at Cravath, Swaine, and Moore LLP, where he led a team of paralegals and provided key support on bankruptcy, intellectual property, and antitrust litigation. Earlier in his career, Charlie worked at MIT SOLVE, where he conducted research for projects organized by the World Bank.  

Charlie holds a B.A. in American Studies and Chinese from Tufts University, where he served on student government and advocated for low-income and first-generation college students. 

A native New Yorker and former barista, Charlie spends his time outside of work searching for the best iced coffee in the city. He enjoys losing board games, exploring beer gardens, and captaining bar trivia teams that frequently place in the Top 18.