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BARRY OLIVER CHASE BIO
Mr. Chase is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. While at Yale, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the leading national collegiate Honor Society, and was a Ranking Scholar (top 10%) during the majority of his eight semesters before graduating from Yale magna cum laude. At Harvard, Mr. Chase earned his JD degree cum laude.
Mr. Chase began his legal career with a large Washington, D.C. law firm (now known as Wilmer Hale), focusing his practice on Communications and First Amendment law. During this time, Mr. Chase represented such media giants as CBS, the Times-Mirror Company, Capital Cities Communications and Time, Inc. In connection with his First Amendment work, Mr. Chase represented journalists who came under fire during the famous Watergate litigation before Judge John Sirica. He also represented journalists in the course of the criminal proceedings which resulted in the historic resignation from office of Vice President Spiro Agnew.
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