January 03, 2022

Venable Promotes 44 Associates to Counsel

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Washington, DC (January 3, 2022) – Venable LLP announced today that it has promoted 44 attorneys to counsel effective January 1, 2022. The new counsels, from Venable's Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tysons, and Washington, DC offices, represent a broad cross section from the firm's four divisions—Business, Government, Intellectual Property, and Litigation.

Stu Ingis, chairman of Venable, said, "These attorneys continue to progress and advance in their careers by delivering excellent legal work and client service, developing professionally, and upholding the firm’s values. We are proud of all these lawyers and their many contributions to our clients and Venable.”

The following attorneys were promoted to counsel.

Baltimore Office

Nathaniel S. Berry – Commercial Litigation

Jessica Dillon – Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

Nicholas A. Mongelluzzo – Investigations and White Collar Defense

Jeffrey S. Nover – Real Estate Finance

Nick D. Rupkey – Real Estate

Harrison H. Taylor – Product Liability and Mass Torts

Ebony M. Thompson – Commercial Litigation

Chicago Office

Christina K. Brunka – Construction Law

Jonathan Freilich – Construction Law

Los Angeles Office

Audrey Cubizolles – Corporate

Sarah E. Diamond – Commercial Litigation

Jordan Ferguson – Real Estate

Michael C. Godino – Commercial Litigation

Chana E. Ickowitz – Labor and Employment

Nikki J. Kerman (née Hasselbarth) – Transactional Tax

Nicole N. King – Commercial Litigation

New York Office

Benjamin P. Argyle – Commercial Litigation

Hilary G. Atzrott Hamburg – Real Estate

Laura K. Fishwick – Intellectual Property Litigation

Allison B. Gotfried – Labor and Employment

Michael A. Guerra – Commercial Litigation

Sean M. McCarthy – Intellectual Property Litigation

Robert S. Pickens – Intellectual Property Litigation

Emily M. Tortora – Labor and Employment

San Francisco Office

Cameron C. Cole – Corporate

Amit Rana – Commercial Litigation

Tysons Office

Matthew J. Allman – Zoning and Land Use

Lindsay Ruffner Heitger – Real Estate

Washington, DC Office

Emma R. W. Blaser – eCommerce, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Robin L.S. Burroughs – Labor and Employment

Peter S. Frechette – Financial Services

Janice P. Gregerson – Labor and Employment

Rob Hartwell – eCommerce, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Andrew T. Hernacki – Commercial Litigation

Ryan S. Kasdin – Nonprofit Organizations

Christopher J. Kim – Intellectual Property Transactions

Judith Y. Kim – Nonprofit Organizations

Evan S. Krygowski – Intellectual Property Litigation

David D. Leege – Patent Prosecution and Counseling

John B. Mavretich – Environmental

Katie Wright Morrone – Commercial Litigation

Theodore B. Randles – Commercial Litigation

Scott Rissmiller – Corporate

Wenning Xu – Real Estate


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 United States 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.