Chad Albert

Chad P. Albert

Partner

212-257-5926
calbert@levinelee.com
Vcard

Chad P. Albert

Chad Albert defends companies and individuals facing significant securities class actions, derivative actions, enforcement actions, and complex civil litigation, and counsels companies, Boards of Directors, and Special Committees in corporate governance and shareholder matters.  He is recognized in The Legal 500‘s national rankings for Securities Litigation Defense, with the publication highlighting his “impressive victories in high-profile cases,” and has similarly been recognized in Lawdragon’s “The Next Generation” guide and Benchmark Litigation’s “40 and Under” list of the “top emerging talent in litigation.”

In recent years, Mr. Albert has represented numerous companies, Boards of Directors, and independent Board committees in connection with internal investigations, shareholder disputes, and derivative actions.  Mr. Albert, for example, currently represents the Demand Review Committee of the Board of Apollo Global Management in connection with various shareholder claims; the Special Litigation Committee of the Board of Xerox Holdings Corporation in a shareholder derivative action in New York’s Commercial Division; a Director of Bumble, Inc., the online dating application, in a shareholder derivative action in Delaware Chancery; and Stability AI, Inc., a leading artificial intelligence company, in separate securities-related actions pending both in Delaware Chancery and the Eastern District of Virginia.

In addition, Mr. Albert has defended a variety of corporations and their officers and directors in major federal securities class actions, often in matters involving cross-border issues and ancillary regulatory proceedings.  Recent representations include the Dogecoin Foundation, Inc., in a class action securities and RICO litigation in the Southern District of New York brought against Dogecoin, Elon Musk, and Tesla, Inc.; iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., a major publicly traded cannabis company, in a class action securities litigation in the Southern District of New York; Eros Media World Plc, a worldwide media conglomerate, in a class action securities litigation in the District of New Jersey; Sterling Bancorp, Inc., a public financial institution, in a class action securities litigation in the Eastern District of Michigan; and several current and former officers and directors of public companies.

Mr. Albert also represents individuals and companies in connection with securities-related investigations and proceedings by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, often developing strategies in crisis environments to address critical regulatory and enforcement risk.

Mr. Albert clerked for the Hon. Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Albert practiced at Covington & Burling LLP, where he focused on complex civil trial and appellate litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (cum laude), where he served as Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Tufts University (magna cum laude).

Bar Admissions

New York

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Council

  • Inn of Court

The Historical Society of the New York Courts

  • Young Lawyers Committee