Lead trial counsel on numerous commercial litigations; significant experience with employment matters and investigations, white collar criminal defense, and antitrust litigation

Venable LLP announced today the addition of Belinda Martinez Vega as partner to its Commercial Litigation Practice in the Los Angeles office.  Ms. Vega will focus her practice on complex commercial business litigation and corporate internal investigations.

Ms. Vega has led trials in several critical litigation arenas, including antitrust, securities, and intellectual property litigation.  She also counsels clients on corporate compliance and conducts internal investigations in response to government inquiries and allegations of misconduct.  Ms. Vega serves as a commissioner to the board of the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions, to which she was appointed by former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and reappointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti.  She was formerly a commissioner on the Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission.

“We expect Belinda to be a significant asset to our Los Angeles office with her deep experience in so many of our clients’ key industries, including entertainment, real estate, retail, healthcare, and technology,” said Mitch Evall, partner-in-charge of Venable’s Los Angeles office.

Geoff R. Garinther, Venable’s Litigation Division chair added, “Between Belinda’s extensive experience in major commercial litigation and her understanding of compliance, regulatory, and government investigations, she has the ability to advise clients involved in disputes and investigations at the highest level.”

“I am delighted to join Venable.  It is truly an honor to be part of this great community of lawyers, and I look forward to working together to continue to make the firm successful,” said Ms. Vega.

With more than 200 trial attorneys, Venable boasts one of the most active and respected litigation practices in the country.  Attorneys in the Commercial Litigation practice represent regional, national, and international clients in matters such as, commercial disputes, employment and discrimination challenges, consumer protection issues, environmental crimes, government contract disputes, securities litigation, tax litigation, and unfair competition.

Ms. Vega received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1999 and a B.A. from UCLA in 1995.

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