Jeffrey N. Ostrager


Jeffrey Ostrager is an experienced business attorney who focuses on corporate, securities, and transactional matters. Jeffrey represents public and private companies in a range of transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and debt restructurings. He has significant experience providing counsel to public companies on corporate governance, securities law disclosure and compliance, and executive compensation matters. In addition, he represents private equity and investment funds in growth equity and venture capital investments. His broad experience allows him to analyze his clients' goals and develop tailored strategies to help them achieve their business objectives.

Prior to joining Venable, Jeffrey was a partner at an international law firm based in New York, where he served as chair of the Securities Practice Group and Opinions Committee.




  • J.D. New York University School of Law 1980
    • Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
  • B.A. History Stony Brook University 1977
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Committee on Corporate Governance
    • Committee on Legal Opinions
    • Committee on Market Trend
    • Committee on Securities Registration
  • Member, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
  • Member, National Association of Stock Planning Professionals


  • Legal 500, M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500 million), 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • The M&A Advisor, Cross-Border Deal of the Year, 2013 (Served as lead counsel for acquirer)
  • BTI Consulting Group, Client Service All-Star – MVP