Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia


  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1992
    Editorial Board, Mississippi Law Journal

    Moot Court Board

    Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • B.S., Business, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1989
    Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society


  • Past Chair, General Counsel Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council

    Past Member, Association of Corporate Counsel

    Past Board Member, Home Care Delivered, Inc.
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Bobby N. Turnage, Jr.


Bobby Turnage has a background in the Internet and high-tech industries, and he primarily represents and advises clients concerning:

  • Technology and IP transactions;
  • Data security and privacy matters;
  • Licensing, distribution and outsourcing contracts;
  • Strategic partnering and co-branding contracts; and
  • General legal counseling.

Bobby has an in-depth understanding of the inner workings of successful business operations, and is experienced in working collaboratively with client executive teams to accomplish stated objectives in a manner that works best for the client.

Prior to joining Venable, Bobby served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Network Solutions, LLC, a leading Web-presence services company. Having worked as both an executive and a lawyer embedded in a business, Bobby brings valuable experience that enables him to provide practical, business-focused legal advice on matters faced by businesses in their daily operations.

Bobby’s prior legal experience includes work as a litigation associate in private practice, as well as serving as Associate General Counsel for VeriSign, Inc. (a high-tech Internet services company), and serving as a defense attorney and prosecutor in the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps.


During his time in the military, Bobby received several awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal (1OLC); Army Achievement Medal (1OLC); Leatherneck Dress Blues Award (USMC); and Navy League Outstanding Marine Corps Recruit Award (USMC).