Venable Continues to Grow Its Corporate Practice in New York with the Addition of Bill Haddad

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Haddad has extensive experience advising and counseling middle-market and emerging growth companies on securities offerings and corporate transactions.

New York, NY (May 3, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Bill Haddad has joined the firm's Corporate Practice as a partner in the New York office. Mr. Haddad focuses on a full range of securities offerings and corporate transactions, with a particular emphasis on securities, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and general corporate matters for privately held and publicly traded companies, family offices, venture capital firms, investment banks, financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and emerging companies in the United States, Asia, Europe, Australia, and other areas of the world.

Mr. Haddad has been involved in more than 100 capital markets transactions, providing a unique familiarity and strength in the area of initial and follow-on public offerings, special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), shelf-takedowns, registered directs, PIPEs, at-the-market offerings (ATMs), mergers of public and private companies, going-private transactions, private equity and venture capital formation and investments, 144A debt offerings of public and private companies, and rights offerings. He is also the chair of the Wharton Angel Network, which serves as a forum where entrepreneurs and emerging companies can meet, engage, and present to hundreds of prospective angel investors.

Matthew T. McLaughlin, Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York office, said, "Bill is our second corporate lateral hire since January. He joins finance partner Bill Wagner in helping Venable increase its transactional offerings to our clients based in New York and elsewhere. The New York office has seen steady growth, and our Corporate Practice is a prime focus of that strategic and thoughtful growth."

"Bill is joining a robust, nationally prominent team of attorneys who handle a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, including the financing and structuring of public and private deals. The group is particularly strong in middle-market transactions in highly regulated industries like those Bill has served. His arrival will make the team even stronger," said Charles J. Morton, Jr., Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate Practice.

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Haddad said, "Venable's corporate group has a stellar reputation for representing a wide range of high-growth middle-market businesses, from entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies to leading national and international corporations, which is a sector where I want to grow my practice."

Mr. Haddad received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1994 and his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, in 1989.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 700 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit