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Bringing an inside perspective to government enforcement actions and complex business litigation.

Overview

Chad Blumenfield is a former federal prosecutor who represents companies in government enforcement actions and complex business litigation, particularly False Claims Act cases, healthcare litigation, government and internal investigations, and high-stakes litigation across a variety of industries.

Formerly an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Minnesota’s Civil Division, Chad was head of the Civil Fraud Unit and spearheaded the District's nationally recognized health care fraud enforcement efforts. He led nearly a hundred civil fraud investigations during his fifteen years with the office, developing expertise in the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback statutes. Chad is one of the few attorneys nationally to successfully try multiple $100+ million False Claims Act lawsuits to a jury. He uses his unique government experience and perspective to serve the firm’s business clients.   

Chad represents companies and individuals in state and federal courts and helps clients interface with many government agencies. He counsels and represents local businesses and international corporations in enforcement actions and investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and other law enforcement agencies.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Risk Management, Human Resource Management, and Psychology

EXPERIENCE

  • United States Attorney's Office – District of Minnesota, Assistant United States Attorney
  • Goldberg Kohn, Associate

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Minnesota
  • State Bar of Illinois

AFFILIATIONS

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Cardozo Society

Chad's Practice Areas

  • False Claims Act and Health Care Litigation

    We have the experience to help clients—particularly those in the healthcare industry—navigate the ever-expanding breadth of False Claims Act (“FCA”) and health care litigation.  We have achieved success for our clients at every phase—conducting thorough investigations, persuading government agencies not to intervene in whistleblower suits, obtaining dismissals through motion practice, negotiating favorable settlements with government agencies and relators, and taking cases through litigation and trial. 

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  • Internal Investigations

    We leverage our experience to conduct sensitive and high-profile internal investigations for our clients. We also help clients navigate investigations to mitigate reputational, regulatory, and litigation risks. 

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  • Anti-corruption and FCPA

    Greene Espel rivals big firms with its experienced group of corruption and FCPA investigators and counselors. We help companies efficiently and effectively investigate allegations of corruption, assess their compliance programs, and present their best possible case to prosecutors and regulators. 

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  • White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Defense

    We provide an insider’s perspective and the experience to vindicate your interests and defend your name in complex criminal and regulatory matters. 

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  • Commercial Litigation

    Our business litigation practice embraces the wide variety of commercial disputes facing private and public companies today. Areas of particular expertise include intellectual property, antitrust, securities, employment, professional liability, and construction disputes.

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Chad's Recognition & Awards

  • Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 2007

Chad's Community Involvement

Chad places a strong value on pro bono work and giving his time to the community in various ways, including the below:

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Law Professor, E-discovery, 2013-2016
  • Accent Signage Systems, Co-President, 2012-2020
  • Executive Board Member and Committee Chair, Minnesota Jewish Community Center
  • Board Member and Committee Chair, Minnesota Jewish Community Foundation
  • Head Coach, Saint Louis Park Traveling Baseball (2022)

NEWS &
UPDATES

January 8, 2024
Greene Espel Welcomes Attorney Chad Blumenfield to the Firm
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EVENTS &
PRESENTATIONS

June 11, 2024
John Baker, Chad Blumenfield, and Amran Farah to Present at the FBA 48th Annual Federal Practice Seminar
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June 4, 2024
"Trials! Counsel of Record from Peripheral Vascular Associates, Precision Lens, and Aerojet Share Lessons Learned," panelist, American Bar Association

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