Venable Continues to Grow Its Corporate Practice in DC with the Addition of Karen Hermann

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WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Karen C. Hermann has joined the firm's Corporate Practice as a partner in the Washington, DC office. Ms. Hermann's practice focuses on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, carve-out transactions, corporate reorganizations, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.

Ms. Hermann has represented private and publicly held corporations, private equity firms, and startup and emerging companies in a wide range of industries, but particularly in regulated industries such as aerospace and defense, technology, federal contracting, cybersecurity, professional service, and healthcare. Ms. Hermann provides practical, business-savvy advice on business and transaction matters, including transaction structure, integration of acquired companies, and unique requirements for regulated industries, for both buy-side and sell-side deals. She also advises joint ventures and other entities on such matters as entity formation, ownership structure, corporate governance, intellectual property portfolio management, staffing and business models, and exit strategies.

Charles J. Morton, Jr., co-chair of Venable's Corporate Practice, said, "Karen's depth and breadth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and commercial contract transactions in a broad array of industries will be an added benefit to clients who turn to us to help them achieve their goals."

"Karen is joining our sophisticated team of corporate and transactional lawyers who are adept at understanding our clients' businesses. In addition to our M&A practice, our corporate lawyers advise our clients on complex matters, including the financing and structuring of public or private deals, intellectual property, general corporate counseling and governance, and advising publicly traded REITs on corporate law and governance matters. We look forward to having Karen bring her range of knowledge and skills to our team," said Robert J. Bolger, Jr., co-chair of Venable's Corporate Practice.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Hermann said, "I am excited to join Venable's corporate team. Combining my technology M&A experience with Venable's deep corporate, tax and wealth management, and technology transactions practices enables us to provide practical advice and counseling to help companies achieve their growth potential and strategic goals."

Ms. Hermann received her J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1999 and her B.A. in English from Fontbonne College in 1996.


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