Chase obtained his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Louisiana State University. During law school, he served as Articles Editor for the Journal of Law & Politics, researched free speech issues in Myanmar as a Cowan Fellow in the Human Rights Study Project, and participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Before joining the firm, Chase was an associate at an international law firm in New York and clerked for Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.