Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Delaware


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1997
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994
  • B.A., Grinnell College, 1990

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Ross W. Krumm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1997 - 1998


  • American Bar Association

    Maryland State Bar Association

    Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
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Darek S. Bushnaq


Darek Bushnaq is a partner in Venable's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. He concentrates his practice on Chapter 11 and other bankruptcy proceedings, financial reorganizations and restructurings, debtor-creditor matters and commercial litigation. Darek has represented debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and purchasers of assets, including financial institutions, health care institutions, energy companies, private equity funds and other businesses in and outside of bankruptcy cases. He has also successfully represented secured parties in all aspects of single asset real estate cases and non-bankruptcy litigation, including receiverships, foreclosures and loan workouts.


Darek serves on the Board of Directors of Volunteers for Medical Engineering, an organization of volunteers who use engineering and invention to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities.