Associate Walter (Chad) Blackham

“Exceptional legal representation calls for more than just skill, but ingenuity and compassion as well. I aim to bring all these qualities to bear for each and every client.”

Phone: 614-939-9955
Fax: 614-939-9954

Chad works with M&S clients across a range of industries including financial services, teleservices, and medical marijuana, helping them understand and comply with federal and state consumer protection and privacy laws. He has assisted in the development of briefs and litigation strategy related to defense of government enforcement actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Communications Commission. Chad brings previous experience with the Department of Homeland Security, where he helped ensure the agency’s regulatory and statutory compliance with federal privacy laws.

Chad was a recipient of the Moritz Leadership Scholarship at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where also served as Staff Editor and Symposium Editor for the Ohio State Business Law Journal and received the CALI Excellence Award in Legislation.

On the Blog

Cannabis Law & Policy

Gazing into the Crystal Ball: Projecting Federal Cannabis Policy in 2021

While cannabis legalization is now a bipartisan issue and enjoys a majority of support in both parties, the issue has historically been framed as a Democrat policy. And now, with a Democratic President, House, and Senate, many observers are asking, “what’s next for cannabis in the United States?” Cannabis legalization at the federal level remains unlikely. President Joe Biden has [...]

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