Mr. Chase joined the agencies in May 2007. He works closely with senior leadership on the development of new housing programs as well as building strategic alliances with other state agencies, non-profit organizations and private developers. Previously, Mr. Chase was a senior associate at Nixon Peabody LLP, where he represented developers of affordable housing and syndicators of low-income housing tax credits. Prior to working at Nixon, Mr. Chase worked in the New York City office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP (formerly Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein). He graduated in 1999 from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and a Root Tilden Public Interest Scholar. Following law school, Mr. Chase clerked for Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also published several articles in law journals.