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Ford C. Ladd
Professional Licenses and Memberships:
Co-Chairman, Securities Law Committee, Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), Virginia State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, U.S. Tax Court, United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and Federal Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Eighth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits. Panel Attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilotís Association (AOPA). Wing Legal Officer for the Civil Air Patrol.
1999- Law Offices of Ford C. Ladd, Alexandria, VA and
Washington, D.C. Commercial litigation before Present
federal and state courts, foreign forums, and securities
arbitration forums. Primary areas of practice include
securities, transportation & aviation law, corporate
law, and tax.
1991- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Aviation
& Admiralty Section, Washington, D.C. Trial Attorney
1998 Defended the United States and other countries
against claims brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act
arising from aviation accidents, and conducted compulsory
and voluntary proceedings before the French courts and
other foreign forums under the Hague Convention.
1984- Law Offices of Ford C. Ladd, Alexandria, VA and
Washington, D.C. Commercial litigation before federal
1994 and state courts, international transactions, and
outside general counsel. Primary areas of practice included
securities and commercial litigation, transportation law,
corporate law, and tax.
1983- Galland, Kharasch, Morse, & Garfinkle, P.C.,
Washington, D.C. Attorney. Civil litigation in the areas
of 1984 aviation law, domestic and international transactions,
1982- William C. Cummings, P.C., Alexandria, VA; and
Richmond, VA. Law Clerk. 1983 Civil litigation in the
areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, and tax.
1979- National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office
of Patent Counsel, Langley, VA. 1981 Law Clerk. Prepared
appellate briefs, patent applications, and novelty search
reports for mechanical and electrical inventions developed
by or on behalf of NASA.
Reported Decisions include:
Stuart Rubens v. American Express Financial Advisors,
NASD-DR- 03-07266 (2005); Brian Weston v. Merrill Lynch,
Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. et al., NASD-DR 02-02017
Park v. Prudential Securities, Inc. et al., NASD-DR 01-02160
Pigford v. Veneman, 141 F.Supp.2d 60 (D.D.C. 2001);
Adkins v. Teseo, 180 F.Supp.2d 15 (D.D.C. 2001);
Lowry v. Commonwealth of Canada, 917 F. Supp. 290 (D.
Black Hills Aviation, Inc. v. United States, 34 F.3d 968
(10th Cir. 1994); and
Schmidt v. United States, 994 F.2d 843 (8th Cir. 1993).
Papers Presented and Seminars include:
Emerging Issues under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
(Chairman, Panel Discussion with Congressman Michael G.
Oxley, sponsored by the Bar Association of District of
Columbia and televised by CSPAN)
Emerging Issues Under the Federal Securities Laws in a
Volatile Market (Bar Association of District of Columbia,
and the D.C. Bar, Corporation, Finance & Securities
Law Section May 15, 2001)
Impact of the Uniform Prudent Investor Act: New Duties
Imposed on Trustees, Added Exposure for Litigation (Bar
Association of District of Columbia, Jan 28, 2000).
Overview of the Uniform Prudent Investor Act (Virginia
CLE June 2000).
J.D., 1983, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA (litigation,
commercial law, securities, and tax)
M.B.A., 1980, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg,
VA (investment theory, finance, and accounting)
B.S.M.E., 1975, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1978- Small Business Administration, Consultant, Williamsburg,
1975 Union Oil Company of California, Industrial Sales
Engineer. Developed new products, provided technical support,
and negotiated national and regional supply contracts.
Civil Air Patrol: SAR/DR/CD Mission Pilot and Emergency