Washington, DC (April 1, 2021) – Venable LLP announced today that it has elected 16 attorneys to the firm partnership. The new partners, from Venable's Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC offices, are emerging leaders from a broad cross section of the firm's practice groups, including Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Commercial Litigation, Corporate, Environmental, Financial Services, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labor and Employment, Political Law, and Privacy.

Stu Ingis, chairman of Venable, said, "The new partners were elected based on 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 of the partnership in their future contributions to the firm."

The following attorneys are joining Venable's partnership effective April 1, 2021.

Baltimore Office

Laura S. Bouyea advises clients across industries with respect to a wide range of bankruptcy matters and complex commercial disputes. She has extensive experience representing lenders and special servicers in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) industry, both in court and in the workout context. 

Lindsay McCrory Monti is a corporate attorney who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and equity financings. She guides clients as they close on financing, negotiate business points, work through intellectual property issues, and successfully complete transactions.

John V. Sunder’s practice encompasses a wide range of business law matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and equity/debt financing, including structuring secured and unsecured credit facilities. His clients include operating businesses, private equity funds, family offices, agent banks and financial institutions, and specialty lenders.

Los Angeles Office

Ryan M. Andrews first-chairs the defense of employment lawsuits and arbitrations, counsels employers and executives on navigating restrictive covenants, and advises clients on employment law compliance and best practices.

Logan M. Elliott is an experienced trial and appellate litigator who represents companies and individuals in a variety of high-stakes business litigation matters. He has substantial experience handling a wide range of matters, including entertainment, trust and estate, real estate, finance, and general commercial litigation.

Matthew M. Gurvitz focuses on complex litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. His broad range of experience, including consumer product litigation, entertainment litigation, general business litigation, employment litigation, and probate litigation, provides a multidisciplinary wealth of knowledge that he can draw on to creatively approach any complex dispute.

Marjorie W. Norman helps clients obtain and protect their intellectual property through domestic and international trademark preparation and prosecution, portfolio strategy, licensing, clearance, and intellectual property transaction counseling.

New York Office

Evan R. Minsberg counsels fintech companies, banks, and other financial service providers on regulatory, product development, and transactional issues in the payments, consumer and commercial credit, and data analytics industries.

Lindsay M. Nathan provides strategic advice, guidance, and oversight to political groups and nonprofit organizations on all aspects of federal, state, and local political law. She has experience in campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, government ethics and gift rules, and procurement and pay-to-play laws.

Erica L. Norey is an intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on complex patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act, contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and patent diligence, acquisition, and licensing for high-profile clients in multiple technical fields. She is admitted to the state bars of New York and New Jersey and is registered to practice before the USPTO.

James R. Tyminski practices intellectual property law, with a focus on Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. He has extensive experience litigating various types of pharmaceutical patents, including patents covering novel pharmaceutical formulations and polymorphic forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Washington, DC Office

Margaret K. Fawal represents clients in a wide array of environmental regulatory and litigation matters, with a focus on issues impacting rail and surface transportation, mining, electric utility companies, and trade associations. She regularly advises clients on chemical regulation and waste management issues and assists clients through the regulatory and environmental review processes for complex infrastructure development projects.

Jay C. Johnson serves clients in a variety of infrastructure and natural resource contexts, guiding them past regulatory and environmental review obstacles to win agency approvals, then defending those approvals in court.

Elizabeth K. Lowe advises U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a variety of cross-border and international trade regulatory, commercial, and policy matters, with a focus on global logistics, economic sanctions, Customs laws, and export controls rules. Her work includes internal compliance reviews and investigations, due diligence activities, voluntary self-disclosures, responses to inquiries from federal agencies, compliance training, and licensing.

Calvin R. Nelson’s practice covers a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, trademark and brand protection, and anti-counterfeiting. He has extensive experience litigating disputes in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Ariel S. Wolf leads the firm's Mobility and Transportation Technology team. He counsels clients facing complex legal and policy issues at the intersection of automation, connectivity, safety, privacy, and cybersecurity.


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 in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' 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 Venable.com.