Chad focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation and the intersection of patent law with antitrust and administrative law, with a particular emphasis on damages issues that arise in complex commercial cases.
Before joining Nelson Bumgardner, Chad practiced patent and complex commercial litigation at Skiermont Derby LLP. Prior to entering private law practice, he held academic and research positions at leading research institutions. He also served as a consultant to professional and academic research institutions, law firms, and financial services firms.
Chad holds a Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he co-founded the Securities Law Association, edited the Illinois Business Law Journal, and served as a teaching assistant for Corporate Finance and a research assistant to Professors Andrew P. Morriss and Bob Lawless. Upon graduation he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and joined the faculty as an adjunct lecturer. Chad also holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois College of Business. He continues to publish and speak regularly to university classes and professional groups on topics at the intersection of the law and microeconomics.
EducationUniversity of Illinois College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, magna cum laude
University of Illinois College of Business
Master of Science in Finance
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
AREAS OF PRACTICE• Patent Litigation
• Antitrust Litigation
• Complex Commercial Litigation
• State of Texas
• State of New York
• United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
• United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
• United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
HONORS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS• SuperLawyers® Texas Rising Star, Intellectual Property Litigation (2017)
• College of the State Bar of Texas (2016, 2017)
• DFW Association for Business Economics (Education Committee Chair, 2017)
• National Association for Business Economics
• American Law & Economics Association
• Society for Empirical Legal Studies
PUBLICATIONS• SEC Enforcement in the PIPE Market: Actions and Consequences, 42 JOURNAL OF BANKING & FINANCE 213 (2014, peer-reviewed, with Ola Bengtsson & Na Dia).
• Judging Bias in Competitive Academic Debate: The Effects of Region, Sex and Side, 31 CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY 420 (2014, peer-reviewed, with Paul R. Dorasil).
• Regulatory Effectiveness in Onshore and Offshore Financial Centers, 53 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 419 (2013, with Andrew P. Morriss).
• Judging CERCLA: an Empirical Analysis of Circuit Court Decisionmaking, 4 JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECONOMY 69 (2010, peer-reviewed).
• Regulatory Effectiveness in OFCs, IFC REV. 8 (2012) (with Andrew P. Morriss).
• 30th Annual Student Symposium, 7 THE FEDERALIST PAPER 6 (July 2011).
• An Overview of Caribbean Securities Exchanges, 21 CAYMAN FIN. REV. 88 (Oct. 2010).
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS• Special Topics in Patent Damages, Patent Infringement: A Legal and Economic Outlook, The Knowledge Group (national CLE webinar), March 2017
• Law & Economics of the Legal Profession, ECON 4550/5550, University of North Texas, December 2014, November 2015, November 2016.
• Law & Economics of Intellectual Property Litigation, ECON 4550/5550, University of North Texas, November 2014.
• Bringing Debate into the Classroom, Liberty & the Art of Teaching Workshop, George Mason University, July 2012.
• SEC Enforcement of the PIPE Market: Actions and Consequences, American Law & Economics Association 22nd Annual Meeting, Stanford Law School, May 2012.
• Judicial Politics and Judicial Virtue, Humane Studies Fellows Research Colloquium, Alexandria, VA, November 2011.
• Regulatory Intensity and Offshore Financial Centers, Scholarship and a Free Society, Bryn Mawr College, June 2011.