Associate Walter (Chad) Blackham

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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 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 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

Medical Marijuana Law & Policy

An Employer’s Q&A to Medical Marijuana in Ohio

On January 16, 2019, Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program formally launched with the official opening of the first dispensaries in Wintersville, Canton, and Sandusky. Years in the making, Ohio’s program provides alternative medical treatment to qualifying patients but also raises serious questions for employers on how to deal with employees who qualify for use. Conflicting [...]

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