Lindsay M. Nathan

Lindsay Nathan

Lindsay Nathan provides strategic advice and guidance to nonprofit organizations, political groups, candidates, and corporations on all aspects of federal, state, and local campaign finance and lobbying compliance, government ethics, and gift rules. Lindsay also counsels tax-exempt organizations on legal issues impacting nonprofits, including governance, tax, fundraising, and transactional matters. Prior to joining Venable, Lindsay served as the chief in-house counsel for the nation's largest gun violence prevention nonprofit organization, Everytown for Gun Safety. She also has direct experience working in the public sector and previously held several senior positions in the Office of the Governor of New York.

At Everytown for Gun Safety, she advised on federal and state lobbying and campaign finance laws; state charitable solicitation laws; corporate and charitable governance; tax laws applicable to affiliated Section 501(c)(4), 501(c)(3), and 527 organizations; and other nonprofit issues. During her tenure in the Office of the Governor of New York, she provided legal and policy advice to senior members of the governor's staff, helped to overhaul and streamline the gubernatorial appointment process, oversaw agency implementation of the governor's initiatives, and oversaw statewide litigation strategy and progress.




  • J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2008
  • B.A. Art History University of California at Berkeley 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Legal 500, Tax – Not-for-Profit (nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations), 2021 – 2023