WASHINGTON, DC (April 1, 2019) – Venable LLP announced today that the following attorneys have been elected to the firm partnership: Hirsh Ament, Michael Bloom, Meredith Boylan, Grace Chung, Jonathan Falkler, Brian Field, Stephen Freeland, Christopher Gunderson, Rishi Kapoor, Sarah Kahl, Alexandra Megaris, Shane Nix, Anthony James Pagano, Jennifer Prozinski, Nicholas Reiter, Janice Ryan, Maggie Lynch Selwood, Scott Thompson, and Jami Mills Vibbert

The new partners, from Venable's Baltimore; Los Angeles; New York; San Francisco; Tysons; and Washington, DC offices, represent emerging leaders from a broad cross section of the firm's practice groups, including Advertising and Marketing; Bankruptcy; Commercial Litigation; Corporate; eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity; Intellectual Property; Labor and Employment; Real Estate; Regulatory; and Tax and Wealth Planning.

Stu Ingis, chairman of Venable, said, "The new partners were elected on the basis of their exceptional legal abilities, contributions to the firm, commitment to client service, and demonstration of the firm's values. Their promotion to the partnership recognizes both their accomplishments to date and the confidence we have in their future contributions to the firm."  

All 19 attorneys are joining Venable's partnership effective April 1, 2019. 

Hirsh Ament (Baltimore, MD) focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate finance, corporate governance, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate investment trusts.

Michael Bloom (New York, NY) provides tax advice to private equity clients in connection with fund formation and portfolio company acquisitions and dispositions, as well as general corporate tax advice on a variety of other business transactions.

Meredith Boylan (Washington, DC) has substantial experience representing corporate and individual clients in investigations and related litigation by federal and state regulatory agencies.

Grace Chung (Los Angeles, CA) represents entrepreneurs, closely held businesses, exempt organizations, and fiduciaries in matters relating to governance, succession, and administration. She also has substantial experience with international income, estate, and gift tax issues.

Jonathan Falkler (Washington, DC) is an intellectual property attorney who litigates cases involving complex computer hardware and software systems in the automotive, telecommunications, and other high-tech industries.

Brian Field (Baltimore, MD) concentrates his practice on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, securities transactions, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on Maryland corporation law as it relates to real estate investment trusts, including public non-traded real estate investment trusts, and registered investment companies.

Stephen Freeland (Washington, DC) focuses on solving complex litigation challenges that businesses face in the areas of advertising, consumer protection, telemarketing, telecommunications, intellectual property, and antitrust in both business-to-business disputes and consumer class actions.

Christopher Gunderson (Baltimore, MD) is an experienced litigator who represents clients across the country in state and federal courts on a range of issues. He also has significant experience representing energy and utility companies in litigation and contested regulatory matters.

Rishi Kapoor (New York, NY) focuses his practice on a variety of complex litigation, both in and outside the bankruptcy context, and advises distressed investors and other sophisticated commercial entities in restructuring transactions, mediation, and pre-litigation disputes.

Sarah Kahl (Baltimore, MD) focuses her practice on tax and estate planning for individuals and families, and represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries on the proper administration of a trust under Maryland law.

Alexandra Megaris (New York, NY) represents clients in complex investigations and administrative enforcement actions initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state regulators. She brings her enforcement experience to bear in assisting clients with risk-management matters and compliance-related advice. 

Shane Nix (Los Angeles, CA) counsels companies and individuals on various business transactions, with an emphasis on transactional tax matters in a variety of industries, particularly entertainment and media.

Anthony Pagano (Washington, DC) concentrates his practice in construction law and litigation, including design and construction contracting and disputes, defect and products liability litigation, claims, commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration, civil trial practice, and dispute resolution and avoidance.

Jennifer Prozinski (Tysons, VA) counsels employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. 

Nicholas Reiter (New York, NY) focuses his practice on labor and employment matters, and regularly advises and litigates on behalf of employers in the restaurant, hospitality, construction, healthcare, education, and financial services sectors.

Janice Ryan (Washington, DC) counsels tax-exempt organizations, advocacy groups, charities, associations, political organizations, and businesses, specializing in lobbying and political activities compliance.

Maggie Selwood (Tysons, VA) provides cutting-edge advice and counsel to her clients in all matters of commercial real estate, including local and national commercial acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture agreements, leasing, development, finance, REO disposition, and special asset management programs.

Scott Thompson (San Francisco, CA) has significant experience representing both individuals and companies in connection with drafting and negotiating senior executive employment and separation arrangements, as well as designing and implementing complex equity compensation plans, deferred compensation plans, and various other types of incentive compensation plans and arrangements.

Jami Mills Vibbert (New York, NY) advises clients proactively on cybersecurity, data protection, data strategy, and data risk management, and assists them in managing cybersecurity incidents and related regulatory inquiries.


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