Chad Boudreaux has a broad range of government, legal and corporate experience. Prior to serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the nation’s largest military shipbuilder, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he advised Secretary Michael Chertoff on almost all significant matters facing the newly established Department.
Before working for Homeland Security, Boudreaux served in several high-ranking positions at the U.S. Justice Department, where he was hired the night before the September 11, 2001 attacks. During his time at the Justice Department, Boudreaux focused most of his time on matters relating to terrorism and homeland security.
His career in the government lead him to write his debut novel, Scavenger Hunt, coming out January 2023.
Chad graduated law school, passed the Texas bar exam, and became a trial lawyer in Austin, Texas. During his time in Austin, Chad defended doctors and companies in various jury and bench trials.
Chad was hired by the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., the night before the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Chad received the Justice Department’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service for his work on the Justice Department’s Terrorism Litigation Task Force, handling a variety of complex, high-profile cases filed against the United States.
Chad was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he worked directly with the Secretary, advising him on the significant policy and legal issues facing the Department.
Chad joins the international law firm Baker Botts, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where he established the Global Security and Corporate Risk Counseling practice group and advised numerous Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of national and homeland security issues, compliance, matters involving federal law enforcement, and litigation.
Chad was appointed Corporate Vice President & Associate General Counsel at a Fortune 500, publicly-traded company and leading defense contractor.
Chad was appointed Corporate Vice President–Litigation & Chief Compliance Officer at a Fortune 500, publicly-traded company and leading defense contractor.
Chad was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at a Fortune 500, publicly-traded company and leading defense contractor. His company is America’s largest military shipbuilder and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.
Chad’s first novel, Scavenger Hunt, will be published on January 31.
The secret eighth floor at Main Justice and post-9/11 environment in Washington, D.C.
Yes, Judge, the Great Dane. Fun Fact, Judge was almost an extra in Frances Ford Coppola’s movie rendition of The Rainmaker, starring Matt Damon.
Tense. Despite threats from al Qaeda, the primary concern in D.C. at that time was the D.C. sniper. I remember tiptoeing outside with Judge to get the newspaper each morning