Ari J. Spitzer

Spitzer Ari

Ari Spitzer focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. Ari has represented clients from a broad range of industries, including media and entertainment, financial services, wood products, avionics, hospitality, and others. His experience includes all aspects of litigation, from conducting high-stakes internal investigations to arguing motions, negotiating plea bargains, and coordinating execution of settlement agreements. Before joining Venable, Ari practiced general litigation in the Los Angeles office of an Am Law 100 firm. There, he also worked on matters related to white collar investigations, insurance coverage disputes, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), municipal law, and labor and employment.

Prior to law school, Ari served as a management fellow in the City Manager’s Office for the City of Santa Monica. There, he helped manage the city council agenda and coordinate the staff report review process, the main vehicle for policy, financial, and legal analysis for the city council’s decision-making.

Related Practices



  • J.D. University of California, Los Angeles School of Law 2021
    • Member, UCLA Entertainment Law Review
      • Staff editor, 2019 – 2020
      • Submission editor, Editorial Board, 2020 – 2021
    • Member, Jewish Law Students Association
  • B.A. History Washington University in St. Louis 2016

Bar Admissions

  • California



  • Member, Land Use Committee, Brentwood Community Council
  • Member, Rautenberg New Leaders Project
  • Member, Milken Community School Alumni Board