November 01, 2017

In Memoriam: Charles Ray “Chas” Merrill

By Stephen S. Wu and Michael S. Baum

Charles Ray “Chas” Merrill, 76, passed away on April 25, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. In his practice, he served as a partner in McCarter & English’s Newark, New Jersey, office for many years. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1965, he began his career in the area of tax law, estate planning, and corporate law. He received a tax LLM from New York University in 1970. However, he later moved into information security and electronic commerce law. He served as an active member of the Section’s Information Security Committee (ISC) in the 1990s and 2000s before he retired in 2006.

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