DC Rising Stars: Chad Golder, Ginger Anders

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys Ginger D. Anders and Chad Golder were named D.C. Rising Stars by the National Law Journal in a report published Aug. 28, 2017. They were recognized as two of the top 40 lawyers in the region under the age of 40.

Ms. Anders is a former Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General, where she argued 18 cases before the Supreme Court, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel. Among her accomplishments prior to joining the Solicitor General’s Office, the magazine highlighted her success in obtaining a ruling declaring Missouri’s lethal injection procedures were unconstitutional and her cross-country efforts to help attorneys investigate and bring lethal injection challenges in their states.

Ms. Anders is currently representing the University of California in a highly publicized patent dispute between the university and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard involving a revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.

Mr. Golder is a former Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and former Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. When asked by the National Law Journal what his biggest win was, he chose his work defending the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, which he explained “involved the most difficult questions of law, public policy, and crisis management.”

At Munger Tolles, Mr. Golder has worked on a wide range of matters, including representing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in the appeal of a district court ruling involving its authority to regulate advertisements in its stations and on its metro trains and buses under the First Amendment. He has also authored a variety of legal briefs in cases from the district court to the Supreme Court, including those involving the Trump Administration’s travel ban; the prosecutorial independence of the Florida State Attorney; patent venue restrictions; and the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to regulate non-common carrier activities conducted by common carriers.

Ms. Anders and Mr. Golder are currently representing The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in litigation challenging the selection of its members under the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. They are working with Munger Tolles attorney and former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. on this important case. Both told the National Law Journal that Mr. Verrilli was their greatest lawyer mentor.