Accomplished Trial Lawyer Mark Schamel Joins Venable

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Washington, DC (January 18, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Mark E. Schamel has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, DC, and New York offices. Mr. Schamel represents individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal defense, and congressional and other government investigations.

Larry Norton, chair of the firm's Government Division, said, "Mark's exceptional courtroom skills and success in a wide range of matters, including consumer and financial fraud, campaign finance, money laundering, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, strengthens Venable's multi-disciplinary practice. Companies, boards, and executives facing criminal and regulatory jeopardy will benefit from Mark's deep experience."

Mr. Schamel has tried high-profile criminal cases in state and federal courts across the country. He also regularly handles matters involving Congress, inspectors general, and state attorneys general, as well as federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Department for Justice (DOJ).

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Schamel said, "I am thrilled to join Venable's outstanding investigations and white-collar team. My clients and I will benefit greatly from the firm's national platform, full roster of services, and the exceptional team already in place. Venable is a firm with a well-deserved, hard-earned reputation as a group of true trial lawyers who are admired by those who try cases. I am humbled to be given the opportunity to join this team."

Mr. Schamel received his J.D. from the Boston University School of Law and his B.S. from the State University of New York at Brockport.


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, Florida, 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