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, CBD & Hemp

Ohio Marijuana Company Loses Bid to Challenge Competitors & Award Process

An Ohio appellate court declined to entertain cannabis company Aphira’s challenge to the way the state awards marijuana licenses, noting any issues Aphira had with the process should have been resolved through administrative procedures. Canadian marijuana company Aphira’s Ohio licensing entity Schottenstein Aphira, LLC first sued the Ohio Department of Commerce in 2018 alleging flaws in the licensing process after [...]

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