Chad Richards

Chad Richards



Chad helps individuals and companies achieve their business goals through strategic regulatory guidance.

Chad is an associate in Dorsey’s Washington office, where he is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Group. Chad advises clients on a wide range of regulatory compliance and litigation matters in the energy and financial services sectors.

Chad’s energy experience includes the representation of oil, gas, and power industry participants before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory commissions, and state and federal courts in a variety of matters under the Interstate Commerce Act, Federal Power Act, Natural Gas Act, and the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act.

Chad’s financial services experience includes the representation of financial industry participants before federal courts in enforcement actions brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2015), cum laude; Comment Editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform (2014 – 2015) 

University of St. Thomas (B.A., 2012)


  • District of Columbia


  • Judicial Internship, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Honorable Edmund A. Saugus, Jr., 2013-2013

News & Resources


Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - August 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - July 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - June 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - May 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - April 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - March 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - February 2018
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - January 2018
FERC Puts Cloud Over Certain Oil Pipeline Marketing Affiliate Transactions
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - December 2017
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - November 2017
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - October 2017
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - September 2017
Texas Federal Judge Upholds CFPB’s Investigative Authority in Denying Stay Pending Appeal of CFPB CID Dispute
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - August 2017
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - July 2017
Effective FCPA Compliance Programs: Building a Compliance Defense
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - June 2017
Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - May 2017
FERC Issues Updated Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation Under the Natural Gas Act
After the FACTA: A Judgment Creditor Must Establish a “Credit” Transaction to Get a Credit Report
"Tax Lien on Me: Fifth Circuit Holds the Transfer of a Tax Lien is not Subject to the Truth in Lending Act," Consumer Financial Services Legal Update

Industries & Practices

Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Clean Technology
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Electric Power
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Oil & Gas
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Energy Bar Association
  • National LGBT Bar Association 
Chad Richards