Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • J.D., with honors, Catholic University, 2011
    Staff Editor, The Catholic University Law Review
  • B.A., Law & Society, American University, 2008


  • American Bar Association

    Maryland State Bar Association
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David E. Owens


Dave Owens is an associate in Venable's Political Law Practice Group in Washington, DC. He advises clients on federal and state campaign finance, election laws, gifts and ethics rules, pay-to-play laws, lobbying registration and disclosure and overall legal and regulatory compliance. Daves' practice includes assisting for-profit and nonprofit clients with state and federal political committee formation and registration; advising on local, state, and federal time sensitive campaign finance reporting requirements; and vetting political contributions. In addition, Dave also frequently counsels clients on complying with state and federal lobbying registration and disclosure, and gift restrictions.

Prior to joining Venable, Dave served as regulatory counsel and ethics officer at a leading Washington, DC. area state and local government affairs firm.

While earning his law degree, Dave was a law clerk at the Federal Election Commission in Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly's office and was a Voter Protection Research Fellow at the Democratic National Committee.