December 18, 2023

Desirée F. Moore Joins Venable’s Commercial Litigation Practice in Chicago

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Chicago, Ill. (December 18, 2023) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Desirée Moore has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice. Ms. Moore is an experienced crisis management and disputes lawyer who represents prominent corporations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, national governing bodies, sports leagues, and high-profile individuals in planning for and navigating all manner of crises, as well as regulatory investigations and litigation in the aftermath. Ms. Moore has litigated in state and federal courts across the country, including at the trial and appellate court levels, and has managed bet-the-company and class action disputes in the data breach, cryptocurrency, social media, intellectual property, sports, and entertainment areas.

Ms. Moore has nearly two decades of experience guiding clients through their most pressing legal challenges, seamlessly balancing the considerations of a public-facing crisis with smart and prudent legal action. Her agility in transitioning from crisis to litigation is highlighted in particular in the data security incident and data breach space. She also aids clients in actively identifying and addressing potential risks linked to social media use in and outside of the workplace.

Stacie Tobin, a co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Division, commented, “Desirée is a well-respected litigator known for helping her clients navigate high-pressure situations. Her litigation and crisis communication skills will add tremendous value to our capabilities as we continue to grow our presence in Chicago.”

“Desirée is a thought leader and innovator in the crisis management space. She has a deep understanding of client needs in a crisis and beyond, partnering closely with them to devise tailored and holistic solutions to meet their legal and business objectives. With her arrival at Venable, we look forward to continuing to elevate our crisis management work on behalf of clients across industries. More importantly, she is exactly the kind of quality person, lawyer, and leader that we are successfully building our Chicago office around,” said Michael Morkin, the firm’s partner-in-charge of growth and expansion.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Moore said, “I am thrilled to join Venable’s growing Chicago office, and to work closely with Venable colleagues in building on the firm’s excellent reputation in the marketplace. This unique entrepreneurial opportunity is one of many reasons that Venable was an excellent fit for the next phase of my legal practice. I look forward to continuing the good work Venable is doing to create a robust firm presence and team of high-quality practitioners in a rich legal market. I am grateful to be able to continue building my practice alongside this wonderful Venable team.”

Ms. Moore received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was the Student Bar Association President, a finalist in the American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, and the Conference Editor of the Loyola Law Journal. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Moore is the author of the American Bar Association best-selling book, Thrive—A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice.


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