WASHINGTON, DC (June 1, 2020) – Venable LLP announced today that it has elected 12 attorneys to the firm partnership. The new partners, from Venable's Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tysons, and Washington, DC offices, are emerging leaders from a broad cross section of the firm's practice groups, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Political Law, Real Estate, Tax and Wealth Planning, and Zoning and Land Use.

Stu Ingis, chairman of Venable, said, "We are excited to welcome this group of attorneys to the firm's partnership. They have each made significant contributions to the firm through their dedication to client service, outstanding legal abilities, and commitment to the communities in which we work. Their promotions reflect our confidence in their continued success and contributions to the strength of the firm. In these challenging times, developing and promoting our attorneys remains a core area of focus at Venable."

The following attorneys are joining Venable's partnership effective June 1, 2020.

Baltimore Office

Christopher S. Davidson advises clients on a wide range of federal and state tax issues involving corporate, partnership, international, and individual income tax.

Evan T. Shea is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Ashley C. Short focuses on estate planning for high-net-worth individuals. She assists clients with preserving assets for future generations, leaving a charitable legacy, and administering complex estates.

Los Angeles Office

Thomas Baxter advises media, entertainment, and technology companies, and private equity firms in the entertainment and media industries, as well as celebrities, athletes, fashion designers, and influencers in connection with their business activities.

Bret P. Siciliano represents clients in various industries on a wide range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, real estate transactions, joint ventures, transactional advertising matters, and sponsorships and endorsements.

New York Office

Erin J.D. Austin is a patent litigator experienced with Hatch-Waxman Act litigation and contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including inter partes reviews and interferences.

Jared L. Stringham is a patent litigator with experience representing pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman Act litigation at both the district court and Federal Circuit levels, as well as in inter partes proceedings before the USPTO.

San Francisco Office

Benjamin C. Pelletier is a registered patent attorney with extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of patent portfolio development and management.

Tyler G. Welti focuses on environmental, regulatory, and litigation matters, drawing on his experience with the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division.
He helps clients navigate environmental issues during project development and operation, regulatory proceedings, challenges to permits and rules, citizen suits, and enforcement actions, as well as a variety of other litigation matters.

Tysons Office

G. Evan Pritchard focuses on securing zoning and land use approvals for developers and landowners in jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church, among others.

Washington, DC Office

Julia Lane Mooney focuses on commercial real estate law, concentrating her practice on the acquisition, disposition, development, financing, and leasing of retail, office, multifamily, and industrial property.

James E. Tyrrell III focuses on complex political law compliance and campaign finance regulation for a wide range of corporate and political clients.


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, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable, which is celebrating its 120-year anniversary, 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 www.venable.com.