Judge Matt Fader to Become COSA’s Next Chief Judge

Governor Larry Hogan announced today that Court of Special Appeals Judge Matt Fader will become the Court’s next chief judge. Current Chief Judge Patrick Woodward reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 next week. The press release states:

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the designation of Matthew J. Fader as Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, which he has served on since November of 2017.

“I am confident that Judge Fader is the most qualified candidate to step into the chief judge role on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals,” said Governor Hogan. “I would like to congratulate him on this designation, and I know that he will serve the people of Maryland well in this new role.”

Prior to his appointment to the Court of Special Appeals, Matthew J. Fader was an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General since June 2010 and was the Chief of Litigation for the State of Maryland. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, he was a partner at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based firm of K&L Gates, LLP, an international law firm, where he represented clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations. He also counseled clients with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Judge Fader served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice from 1999-2002. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School where he served as Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal.



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