Lindquist & Vennum Attorney John A. Chanin Named President-Elect of The Faculty of Federal Advocates

Jun 30, 2010, 16:00 ET from Lindquist & Vennum

DENVER, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindquist & Vennum attorney John A. Chanin was named President-Elect of The Faculty of Federal Advocates (the FFA) for a one-year term to commence on January 1, 2011. Chanin was elected to serve on the Board of the FFA in 2008.  The President works closely with federal bench to improve the quality of legal practice in the federal courts in the District of Colorado.

"I am honored by the trust and confidence of my colleagues.  The FFA has a decade-long history of service to the federal bench and bar, and I am dedicated to enhancing that legacy," Chanin said.  "I am deeply committed to the core mission of the FFA – promoting the highest levels of professionalism, advocacy and ethics in federal court."

The FFA is an organization of more than 600 federal bar practitioners founded 10 years ago at the behest of U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Matsch dedicated to increasing the level of advocacy and professionalism in the District of Colorado courts and enhancing the integrity of federal judicial system. The FFA serves as a liaison between the federal bench and the practicing bar, provides on-going continuing legal education opportunities, and administers a court-sponsored pro bono and mentoring program.

About John A. Chanin

John A. Chanin is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex business litigation, white-collar defense, and arbitration. He represents businesses and individuals in a diverse array of cases involving securities, intellectual property and trade secrets, employment, product liability, commercial and financial disputes, and frauds of all kinds. Chanin also represents businesses and individuals in white-collar regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions. In addition, Chanin has represented numerous Olympic-level athletes in anti-doping, team selection, and disciplinary disputes. He serves as a trial-advocacy instructor at the University of Colorado School of Law, and has taught and written on numerous topics, including arbitration, trade-secret protection, criminal law and procedure, and trial practice. Chanin earned a bachelors degree from Cornell University and his J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  Chanin clerked for U.S.D.C. Senior Judge Lewis T. Babcock.

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