Chad O. Dorr

Areas of Practice:

Mr. Dorr practices in the areas of business and real estate transactions, and estate planning.  His business law practice includes U.S. export control compliance and regulatory counseling to the alcoholic beverage, cannabis, and aerospace and defense industries, and other manufacturing and supply-chain management clients.


Mr. Dorr joined PJAMM in 2018.  Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, where he was a part of the firm's international trade and national security practice.  In that role, he advised U.S. and foreign corporations on a wide variety of regulatory matters, such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and U.S. economic sanctions laws administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).  He also represented both buy-side and sell-side companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in cross-border transactions.

Prior to law school, Mr. Dorr served 21 years as a commissioned officer and combat helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy.  His operational deployments included the Persian Gulf; Mogadishu, Somalia; and counter-terrorism patrols in the Strait of Malacca following the September 11 attacks.  Outside the cockpit, Mr. Dorr served as a Major Department Head aboard an aircraft carrier, authored transformative logistics policies for NATO, and managed the nearly $2 billion Atlantic Fleet Flying Hour Program.  He retired in 2009 as a Commander.


Mr. Dorr received his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2012, with awards for excellence in Wine Law and Business Associations.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in English (With Distinction) and earned his Master of Arts in English Language & Literature from the University of Maryland, both in 1988.


Mr. Dorr was born and raised in Santa Rosa and is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School.

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