Through my work with legal organizations prior to attending law school, I witnessed how two parties’ inability to reach common ground can create unintended consequences for all involved in a dispute. In my role as an attorney, I work toward the most efficient and beneficial resolution for my clients.
Chaseray L. Griffin is an associate in Adams and Reese's New Orleans office and is a member of the firm's Intersection of Business & Government ("IBG") and Financial Services practice groups. Chas represents public and private employers, specifically elementary and secondary education and regional financial institutions. In this capacity, he provides counsel to clients on various matters, including compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
Chas dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to advising public charter schools across Louisiana on a broad range of non-employment related matters, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Title IX sex discrimination and sexual assault, campus security, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other student privacy issues, and student conduct, open meetings/ethics laws and other board governance matters, and policies and handbooks. Chas has also led comprehensive investigations into employee malfeasance in charter schools involving state testing and sexual assault.
Further, Chas has represented regional financial institutions in several aspects, including matters related to foreclosed properties, resubdivision of bank-owned property, and issues involving employee disputes. Chas has a particular interest in the evolving practice of privacy and security in banking and assisting financial institutions with regulatory compliance in those areas.
Chas graduated cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans, where he also served as Candidate and Symposium Editor of the Loyola Law Review. In the community, Chas dedicates his time to improving educational equity as a board member of the Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) and as a member of the Urban League of New Orleans.
“ I have been fortunate to continue my work helping the Louisiana education system provide high-quality options for all children within the state by offering schools creative solutions to often-complex issues. ”
- Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2018, cum laude
- Loyola University, B.A., 2008
Areas of Practice
- Loyola Law Review, Candidate and Symposium Editor
- Loyola Moot Court, ABA Team Coach
- Loyola Education Law Organization: Founder and President
- National Lawyers Guild, Treasurer
- Black Law Student Organization
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association, Member
- Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Member