May 16, 2024

Brian Koosed Joins Venable’s Growing Commercial Litigation Practice in Washington, DC and New York

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Washington, DC (May 16, 2024) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Brian Koosed has joined the firm as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice in the Washington, DC. and New York offices. Mr. Koosed is a seasoned litigator who represents corporations, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration.

Stacie E. Tobin, a co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Division, said, “As we continue to grow our commercial litigation practice, we are happy to find attorneys of Brian’s high caliber who have extensive experience in a variety of complex business disputes. He will be a knowledgeable and skilled contributor to the practice and our clients.”

“Brian is a savvy commercial litigator with a broad range of case experience. He is an exciting addition to our talented team of attorneys in the DC office,” said Caroline Gately, the chair of Venable’s Washington Litigation Group.

Mr. Koosed has extensive litigation and arbitration experience within the retail manufacturing and financial services sectors, specifically in the context of “business divorces,” whether they arise out of complex M&A transactions and joint venture agreements, or adversary proceedings in Chapter 11 bankruptcies. He also regularly represents clients in business fraud cases, pre-closing and post-closing deal disputes, defamation actions, deceptive trade practices and other consumer protection class actions, and insurance coverage disputes.

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Koosed said, “The collaborative culture and the strong litigation practice are what first attracted me to Venable. As a business disputes lawyer in New York, DC, and Maryland, I found that Venable uniquely met all my needs in terms of both geographical footprint and having a terrific commercial disputes practice. I am thrilled to join the team.”

Mr. Koosed received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from Miami University (Ohio).


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