Yardly Pollas’ arrival at Venable was covered by Politico on March 8, 2021, Washington Internet Daily on March 9, General Counsel News and DC CityBizList on March 10, and Attorney at Law Magazine on March 11.
Ms. Pollas provides strategic counsel on legislative and regulatory matters affecting the telecommunications, media, intellectual property, finance, and healthcare industries. She utilizes her extensive experience on Capitol Hill to represent client interests before Congress, the executive branch, and various regulatory bodies. Prior to joining Venable, she served as the chief of staff to U.S. Congressman Bobby L. Rush. In addition to acting as a senior advisor and overseeing the development and implementation of Congressman Rush’s political and policy initiatives, she was the liaison to Region IV of the House Democratic Leadership’s Policy and Steering Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Ms. Pollas also has substantial experience operating within the private sector. She previously served as the head of congressional affairs for a major multinational telecommunications company, during which she oversaw the company’s legislative staff and political action committee and developed and implemented its legislative agenda before the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and state legislatures.
Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Pollas said, “Venable presents not only an opportunity to work alongside some of the most innovative minds in the field, but also a workplace culture that makes collaborating with these individuals a rewarding and productive experience. I look forward to adding my own knowledge to the mix.”