Chuck Blanchard


Chuck Blanchard BS ’81 is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm Arnold and Porter, which he joined in 2014 after serving as Air Force general counsel. He advises clients on national security law and government contracts issues. During the COVID-19 pandemic, his practice took an interesting turn with a focus on negotiating agreements between the U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies to fund COVID-19 responses, including negotiation of the two largest federal vaccine deals. On a more personal level, he has been trying to teach his 16-year-old son to drive, which is the most terrifying thing he has ever done.


Chuck Blanchard BS ’81 left his position as general counsel of the U.S. Air Force and is now a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, where he focuses on national security and government contracts matters. He is also on the board of trustees of the Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded research and development corporation that focuses on space issues.