February 04, 2002

Top DC Lobbyist Jeffrey Kurzweil Joins Venable's Growing Legislative Practice

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Washington, D.C., February 4, 2002 . . . Venable is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Kurzweil has joined the firm's growing legislative practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Kurzweil brings to Venable over 25 years of legal and legislative experience. Prior to joining Venable, Mr. Kurzweil was a principal in Kurzweil & Associates in Washington, D.C. His current or recent legislative clients include Marriott International, Sodexho (formerly Sodexho Marriott), HMS Host (formerly Host Marriott Services), Nordstrom, and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians.

James L. Shea, Venable's managing partner, said, "I am delighted that Jeff has decided to join Venable. He is highly regarded among his peers in Washington. Through our work with Marriott, Jeff has become a close friend and professional colleague of the firm."

Mr. Kurzweil was named one of the top tax lobbyists in Washington, D.C. by Influence magazine in December 2000.

Michael J. Ferrell, chair of Venable's legislative practice, said, "Venable is extremely fortunate to have Jeff as part of our team. He is a true professional, who will add many years of experience and insight to the firm's legislative practice area. When we began to assemble our team a little over a year ago, the firm decided that it wanted to recruit the best lobbyists to represent our clients. Jeff fits that description in every way."

Mr. Kurzweil is a graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt University Law School. He is admitted to the District of Columbia and North Carolina bars.

Venable's legislative practice is one of the largest in Washington with over 20 seasoned professionals, including former members of Congress, senior congressional staff and presidential appointees. The firm provides strategic public policy advice and counsel to clients on federal, state and foreign government initiatives impacting their businesses. Venable also provides advocacy before the U.S. Congress, the Administration, and federal and state administrative agencies.

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One of the American Lawyer’s top 100 law firms, Venable LLP has attorneys practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and government affairs. Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia.