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

BREAKING: U.S. House of Representatives Votes to Decriminalize and Tax Cannabis

Earlier today, The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill decriminalizing cannabis at the national level and implementing a sales tax on cannabis products sold throughout the U.S. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, otherwise known as the MORE Act, was approved in a chamber vote of 228-164. Five Republican representatives joined the Democratic majority while six Democrats dissented [...]

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