V Chai Oliver Prentice graduated from Yale Law School in 2015. While in law school, Mr. Prentice served as an articles editor and managing editor of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. Mr. Prentice graduated summa cum laude from the George Washington University in 2009 with a B.A. in International Affairs and minors in Sociocultural Anthropology and German Language and Literature. He also earned an M.A. in Environmental Management from the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Mr. Prentice is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Prentice joined Tycko & Zavareei in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Prentice clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Prentice previously served as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellow in Nonprofit Law at the Vera Institute of Justice. Mr. Prentice also previously worked as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in San Francisco. At that firm, he served as plaintiffs’ counsel in complex civil litigation matters with an emphasis on consumer protection and antitrust class actions. Mr. Prentice also worked on several qui tam lawsuits.
While attending Yale Law School, Mr. Prentice represented veterans in federal court class actions and administrative appeals as a law student intern at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. He also served as a filmmaker for Yale’s Visual Law Project and as a teaching assistant and writing instructor for Yale College courses on the U.S. criminal justice system and bioethics and the law.
Mr. Prentice is admitted to the State Bar of California and the bars of the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California, Central District of California, and Southern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.