A few of Chad’s more prominent cases include:
- District of Columbia v. Bank of America, N.A.: Litigated claims to recover nearly $40 million for fraud and violations of the Uniform Commercial Code in connection with a multi-decade embezzlement conspiracy.
- Ivy Brown v. District of Columbia: Handled briefing and oral argument in an institutional-reform class action seeking systemic changes to the District’s Medicaid program.
- Heller v. District of Columbia: Obtained summary judgment affirming the constitutionality of the District’s firearm registration laws.
- Kingman Park Civic Association v. District of Columbia: Successfully opposed an attempt to enjoin the District from completing a $100 million streetcar project based on alleged violations of federal and local environmental laws.
Prior to working for Markowitz Herbold and the District of Columbia, Chad worked as an attorney with the New York City law firm Duval & Stachenfeld LLP where he handled a diverse mix of business litigation matters encompassing complex contractual disputes, employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and commercial transactions involving the sale of novel financial instruments.
In all his endeavors, Chad consistently develops strong relationships with his clients. While an Assistant Attorney General, Chad’s legal advice and leadership was often sought by agency counsel and staff in connection with interagency response to claims seeking injunctive relief. Chad now brings his insight and trial experience to Markowitz Herbold to address the issues and disputes faced by our clients.
Experience and Affiliations
- Charles L. Reischel Award for Outstanding Legal Writing, 2013, 2015
- Attorney General’s Exemplary Service Award, 2014
- Speaker, Second Amendment Litigation and Jurisprudence Conference, 2015
- Judicial Intern, Hon. Eugene Hamilton, D.C. Superior Court, 2006
- The American University, Washington College of Law – J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, The Administrative Law Review
- Pomona College – B.A., Mathematics; Science, Technology and Society
Admitted to Practice
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. District Court – District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York