In 2022, Chase was co-lead trial counsel on the successful defense of Oscar-winning Kevin Spacey in a sexual battery civil jury trial in the Southern District of New York. After five years of intense litigation, he and Jennifer Keller convinced the jury that Mr. Spacey was not liable and Mr. Rapp should not be given a penny of the $40 million dollars he was seeking. They jury deliberated only thirty minutes before reaching a unanimous verdict. The trial was covered by the global media.
Co-lead counsel on jury trial resulting in defense verdict for the City of Costa Mesa in a legal challenge brought by a network of sober living homes. Awarded Clay Award (California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year).
Represented telecom company Ericsson in FRAND dispute with smartphone maker TCL.
Won two court trials against billionaire bond king Bill Gross, securing a restraining order in the first trial for harassing his neighbor by blasting loops of the theme song from Gilligan’s Island, and later convicting Mr. Gross of contempt for defying court orders. Mr. Gross was sentenced to jail after the conviction.
Successfully represented CashCall Inc. in legal malpractice lawsuit brought against Katten Muchin. Damages exceeded $850 million. A confidential settlement was reached on eve of trial.
Successfully represented tech billionaire Henry Nicholas (Broadcom co-founder) in tax case against the United States, which had disallowed his deductions for distressed Chinese debt. Eve of trial settlement allowed an approximately $40 million deduction. This was the first time such a deduction has been permitted by the Government.
Successfully represented Tony, Emmy and two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey on civil litigation in the Central District of California.
Represented I-Hsin Chen, a shipping container warehouse magnate, who was indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal.
Defending Microsoft Corporation in twelve patent cases.
Secured jury acquittal for client charged with committing financial fraud against the federal government.
Representing school district in federal grand jury investigation.
Secured jury acquittal for client accused of criminal counterfeit and importation offenses.
Defended hedge fund manager during FINRA, SEC, and federal criminal investigations alleging insider trading and financial market manipulation.
Obtained one of the nation’s only dismissals of terrorism-related charges in high-publicity federal prosecution.
Secured jury acquittal in federal firearms trial.
Obtained noncustodial disposition for former partner of large international law firm in federal tax fraud prosecution.
Defended professor from prominent university against allegations of fraud and embezzlement.
Managed comprehensive international investigation, and conducted proceedings in foreign court, in federal fraud prosecution.
Defended owner of healthcare company against allegations of fraud.
Obtained jury acquittal for federal official charged with criminal misconduct.
Defended a Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Marines in federal fraud prosecution.
Obtained jury acquittal in federal drug prosecution in which client faced a potential life sentence.
Defended international entrepreneur against tax fraud allegations.
Represented business owner accused of violating federal currency regulations.
Obtained acquittal for client charged with theft from financial institution.
Obtained acquittal for client charged with large-scale narcotics offenses.