In his role as the Agency’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Mr. Chodos is responsible for overseeing the agency’s counseling and training resources and programs for America’s entrepreneurs.
Previously, Mr. Chodos served as the Small Business Administration’s Deputy General Counsel. In that role, he coordinated with Agency and Administration senior leadership to develop and implement critical Agency strategy and policies involving the Recovery Act, the Small Business Jobs Act, Capital Access, and Contracting programs and fraud prevention. He also helped form and implement key collaborations with other federal agencies and the private sector.
Before joining the Agency, Mr. Chodos was the principal of a law practice which represented a diverse range of small business entrepreneurs, private equity investors, technology developers and content creators. For these clients, Mr. Chodos focused on core issues of growth including strategic partnerships and joint ventures, intellectual property development and litigation-avoidance. In addition, Mr. Chodos specialized in trial practice in entertainment, fiduciary duty, partnership and contract matters, and developed a special expertise in settlement of the intractable dispute.
Mr. Chodos received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A. from Swarthmore College.