William G. Chadwick founded Chadwick Associates after a distinguished career in Pennsylvania government and in managing an international consulting firm in Washington, D.C. His background as a skilled litigator, a public official, an experienced corporate counsel, and an international business executive enable him to bring a sophisticated and balanced approach to corporate and governmental matters. Martindale-Hubbell's lawyer rating system gave Mr. Chadwick an AV rating, the highest possible, and Philadelphia Magazine has cited him as one of Philadelphia's top lawyers.
At Chadwick Associates, he leads a diverse teams of service-oriented security and investigative professionals in providing our clients with the information, the analysis, and the results that they need to achieve success.
Prior to the founding of Chadwick Associates, Mr. Chadwick held a number of distinguished positions in both government and the private sector.
District Attorney of Philadelphia
As second-in-command of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office beginning in 1985 and as Acting District Attorney in 1991, Mr. Chadwick oversaw a budget of $21 million and supervised a staff of more than 500 employees who handled more than 55,000 criminal prosecutions annually. He first became an Assistant District Attorney in 1974, trying more than 150 jury trials in serious criminal cases. In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Chadwick practiced in appellate courts and directed grand jury investigations of organized crime and government corruption.
Inspector General of Pennsylvania
In 1991, Governor Robert P. Casey appointed Mr. Chadwick to serve in the cabinet level position of Pennsylvania Inspector General. In that role, he directed a staff of more than 400 persons investigating fraud, waste and corruption in the State's government and welfare programs.
Executive Deputy General Counsel to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge
In 1994, Governor Tom Ridge appointed Mr. Chadwick to serve as his Executive Deputy General Counsel. As second-in-command of the State's legal office, Mr. Chadwick oversaw 450 attorneys, one of the largest legal staffs in Pennsylvania, with a highly diverse practice ranging from transactional work on behalf of the State's public employee retirement systems to litigation in all State and Federal courts.
Managing Director, Vance International Consulting, Inc.
In 1997, Mr. Chadwick joined the Washington D.C.-based firm as Managing Director of its international consulting group, providing business intelligence, specialized investigative services, integrity compliance monitoring, and other services to investment banks, multi-national corporations, and law firms. He developed clients and directed complex projects in the United States, as well as in countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
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