Earlier this month, Venable announced that effective January 1, 2013, partner Joe Schmelter
will assume the position of Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Tysons Corner, VA Office. Schmelter takes over the position from David Smith who returns to his expanding labor and healthcare practice. The Deal Pipeline
noted the leadership changes in its “Movers & Shakers” section on January 7, 2013. The article also noted that Doug McDonald
would continue as administrative partner.