Mr. Pedone is an accomplished corporate lawyer and former government official who helps clients execute sophisticated transactions and influence public policy. He most recently served as chief legal counsel to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, after serving as assistant secretary at the Maryland Department of the Environment. Mr. Pedone previously worked at Venable from 2002 to 2011.
Mr. Pedone’s experience in structuring and closing complex deals includes more than $15 billion in M&A, financing, real estate, and commercial transactions. He also uses his experience as a negotiator to resolve difficult disputes and regulatory matters.
During his tenure in the Hogan administration, Mr. Pedone settled a multi-year licensing dispute with the owner of Maryland’s largest hydroelectric facility, oversaw the financial restructuring of the Purple Line light rail P3 project, and negotiated a solution to bring Baltimore City’s wastewater treatment plants back into compliance.
Commenting on his return to Venable, Mr. Pedone said, “Since my time at Venable, the firm has remained a powerhouse both locally and nationally. The range of services and caliber of its attorneys in the corporate, infrastructure, environmental, transportation, and energy spaces put me in a wonderful position to grow my practice and add to the firm’s capabilities.”