Anthony J. Rosso

Rosso Anthony

Anthony Rosso is a corporate attorney focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions—including cross-border transactions—and divestitures. Anthony serves as outside general counsel to publicly traded companies, private businesses, emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs, and owners of closely held businesses. He provides guidance on financings, restructurings, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and general corporate matters. Before joining Venable, Anthony worked as a certified public accountant (CPA) for one of the nation’s leading accounting firms. He uses that experience in developing strategies for closing challenging transactions for his clients. 

 Anthony handles numerous U.S. and cross-border deals for middle-market and emerging growth companies. While most of his M&A arrangements have been valued between $25 million and $100 million, Anthony has been involved in several transactions ranging in value from millions of dollars to more than $1 billion. He works in tandem with the firm's other practice groups to advise on litigation, employment, government contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, international trade and export control, privacy, data security, and health regulations.

Anthony counsels companies in such industries as data analytics and marketing, business and technology services, laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, instrumentation and controls solutions, veterinary pharmaceuticals, and engineering services. He has assisted digital media, change management consulting, cybersecurity, healthcare, staffing services, and social and mobile casino-themed gaming organizations. Anthony also assists clients with food handling, agricultural, and consumer products and services industry deals.

Anthony routinely receives requests for assistance from investment bankers, commercial bankers, CPAs, investment advisers, and other professionals. He advises their valued clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, equity and debt financings, and corporate restructurings. He draws on his skills and CPA background to achieve client goals, on time and within budget.


Representative Matters

  • Advises a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the U.S.
  • Counsels a Fortune 250, NASDAQ-listed information technology, consulting, and business process services provider
  • Represents one of the largest U.S.-based, family-owned, innovative food and agricultural products companies
  • Advises a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Assists an international veterinary pharmaceuticals and products company listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Provides ongoing representation to a 1,200-person, multidisciplinary consulting firm that provides planning, engineering, environmental, and construction phase services




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Baltimore School of Law 1994
  • Heuisler Honor Society
  • B.B.A. Accounting Loyola University, Sellinger School of Business and Management 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association 
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association 
  • Graduate, Greater Baltimore Committee's Leadership Class of 2008


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2019 - 2020
  • Recognized in Legal 500, M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), 2019
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Maryland, 2010 - 2019
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as an Up and Coming Lawyer, 2008, 2009
  • Named to Baltimore SmartCEO SmartLawyer, 2008
  • Named a Maryland Unsung Hero by the American Heart Association, 2008  
  • Named to Baltimore SmartCEO Maryland Legal Elite, 2006
  • Inducted into the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service Leadership Circle, 2008


Pro Bono

  • Provides pro bono legal services with MVLS


  • Board member, American Heart Association; participates on the executive leadership teams with other community and business leaders for AHA's signature events
  • Board member, PACT
  • Board member, St. Louis Roman Catholic Church Finance Council
  • Volunteer, Choo Smith Youth Empowerment