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.

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Cannabis Law & Policy

Attorneys General Urge Passage of SAFE Banking Act as Part of COVID-19 Relief

On May 19th, a coalition of thirty-four state attorneys general led by Colorado AG Phil Weiser urged Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (“SAFE”) Banking Act as part of upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. The bipartisan group includes attorneys general, such as Ohio AG Dave Yost, who have previously opposed economic relief for the cannabis industry. First introduced in [...]

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