Chase Whiting practices on CLF’s Strategic Litigation team, where he holds climate polluters accountable in court for their roles in causing and failing to avert the climate crisis. Chase joined Strategic Litigation after serving for several years on CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change team, where he litigated against multinational corporations, utilities, and state agencies to enforce climate and clean energy laws. He also engaged deeply in regulatory and legislative advocacy focused on transitioning New England to clean electricity, heat, and transportation.
Before joining CLF, Chase litigated plaintiff side matters in private practice, was a Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and he was a Law Clerk in the Executive Office of the President during the Barack Obama Administration. Chase is an Adjunct Professor at the Vermont Law and Graduate School, and previously taught Earth sciences at a public middle school on the México-U.S. border. Chase graduated magna cum laude from both the University of Vermont and the Georgetown University Law Center, where he also worked fulltime while in law school.