Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Chad Rhoades has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as Of Counsel. He focuses his practice in the firm’s Administrative, Regulatory, and Government Law and White Collar, Government Investigations, and Special Matters practice groups.

“We are proud to welcome Chad Rhoades to Cranfill Sumner LLP. He has invaluable litigation, policy, and political experience and will be an integral addition to our Administrative, Regulatory and Government Law Practice Group,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner.

Chad is an experienced litigator with extensive policy, compliance, and political experience at both the federal and state level across multiple branches of government. Prior to joining Cranfill Sumner, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, served as Chief Counsel to United States Senator Thom Tillis, and worked in state government at the North Carolina General Assembly.

As a federal prosecutor, he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, led violent crime reduction task forces, chaired nine jury trials, and successfully argued before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has led complex investigations and indicted sophisticated criminal organizations engaged in drug trafficking, violent crime, fraud, firearms trafficking, and money laundering.

He received his law degree from Campbell Law School and his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University.