Jones Day welcomes Chad Mizelle to Government Regulation Practice in Miami and Washington

The global law firm Jones Day announces that Chad Mizelle has joined the Firm's Government Regulation Practice. Mr. Mizelle comes to Jones Day as of counsel after serving as the Acting General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and will be based in the Firm's Miami and Washington offices.

At DHS, Mr. Mizelle managed an office staffed with more than 2,000 lawyers responsible for providing legal advice on nearly every matter referred to the department, including high-profile transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also advised on international trade matters, including challenges to tariffs and customs penalties, cyber incidents affecting national security, congressional oversight matters, and natural disasters.   

Prior to his DHS experience, Mr. Mizelle was Associate Counsel to the President at the White House, and also served at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General.

"Chad's experience across government functions at DHS, the White House, and DOJ, along with his deep knowledge of complex regulatory and international matters, especially his experience related to China, trade, and cross-border investments, will be a tremendous asset to our clients," said Don McGahn, former White House Counsel, who co-leads Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice. "He is a superb lawyer with a proven track record of navigating some of the most complicated legal, policy, national security, and regulatory issues our clients may face. I look forward to his contributions and welcome him to Jones Day."

Mr. Mizelle has represented clients before numerous House and Senate committees in the U.S. Congress, as well as clients facing state attorneys general investigations. He has also helped prepare senior executives, including five presidential cabinet members, for testimony before Congress.

"Chad is the type of lawyer our clients want: tenacious, creative, hardworking, and smart," said Tony Dias, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Miami Office. "His experience with cross-border transactions, trade, and other complex regulatory issues will be a tremendous asset to our clients in Florida and in Latin America." 

Added Noel Francisco, former Solicitor General, who returned to Jones Day in January and is Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Washington Office, "Chad is a strong addition to our already deep bench in Washington. We look forward to working with him and welcome him to Jones Day."

Prior to entering government service, Mr. Mizelle was in private practice in the Washington office of a major law firm, where he practiced appellate and constitutional law, and represented clients before the United States Supreme Court and various courts of appeals.

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