Michael Chase

Class of 2003; Elected 2023

Michael graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2007 and the UConn School of Law in 2011.  Upon graduation from UCF Film School, Michael wrote and directed documentaries and feature films in LA until deciding to go to law school. He clerked with the US Attorney’s Office in D.C. working on federal criminal trials and graduated law school with high honors earning awards for the top performance in 7 areas.  He entered private practice as a litigation attorney in the Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense group and became a partner in 2019.He has conducted high profile political investigations and also represented indigent clients in federal criminal matters. He is a nationally recognized expert on issues of criminal justice reform and has spoken at Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival and frequently appears as a commentator on national tv and radio to discuss the federal criminal justice system. He has written a NY Times reviewed and critically acclaimed book “How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender” in 2019 which climbed to the top 100 books on Amazon. His twitter feed @CrimeADay is followed by 130000 people and has been featured in Time, Forbes, CNN, Newsweek and others. In 2020 he became Senior Counsel to a Fortune 4 company advising on antitrust and government litigation matters.

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