The number of attorneys who made partner significantly increased from the previous year; represent a broad cross section of the firm's practices
Venable LLP announced today that 18 attorneys have been elected to the firm partnership: Eric J. Bakewell, Paul S. Bernstein, Andrew E. Bigart, David L. Feinberg, Allison D. Foley, Meaghan H. Kent, Heili Kim, Rebecca Liebowitz, Christopher D. Mudd, David A. Mullon Jr., Tara Sugiyama Potashnik, Neal H. Strum, Moxila (Moxi) A. Upadhyaya, Colin B. Vandell, Vincent E. Verrocchio, Kedrick Whitmore, Kathy L. Wunderli, and Gina A. Zentz. The new partners, from Venable's Washington, DC, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Towson, and Tysons offices, represent emerging leaders from a broad cross section of the firm's practice groups, including Commercial Litigation; Corporate; eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity; Environment; Intellectual Property; Legislative; Real Estate; Regulatory; and Tax and Wealth Planning.
Co-Managing Partner Daniel P. Moylan said, "The new partners were elected on the basis of their exceptional legal abilities, contributions to the firm, commitment to client service, and demonstration of the firm's values. Their promotion to the partnership recognizes both their accomplishments to date and the confidence of the partners in their future contributions to the firm."
They joined Venable's partnership effective January 1, 2018:
- Eric Bakewell (Los Angeles, CA office) is a litigator who has successfully represented companies, nonprofit associations and foundations, and individuals in a wide variety of complex cases involving partnership disputes, trust and estate matters, intellectual property actions, and general commercial litigation, with a particular focus in the entertainment industry.
- Paul Bernstein (Los Angeles, CA office) represents companies and individuals in the entertainment and media industries in a broad range of matters, including advising producers in joint ventures for the financing, creation, and distribution of motion picture, television, and digital content; influencers in connection with their own brands and advisory roles with third-party brands; and executives in mobility and compensation matters.
- Andrew Bigart (Washington, DC office) focuses his practice on antitrust and consumer protection law, payments and financial services, and business counseling.
- David Feinberg (Washington, DC office) is a litigator with experience in a broad range of cases, including business disputes, real estate disputes, insurance coverage matters, environmental claims, and government investigations and enforcement actions.
- Allison Foley (Washington, DC office) concentrates her practice on a range of environmental and administrative issues critical to the utility, manufacturing, and real estate industries, with a focus on chemical management, risk assessment, site remediation, and solid and hazardous waste management and disposal.
- Meaghan Kent (Washington, DC office) is an intellectual property attorney, counseling clients and litigating matters related to copyright, trademark, patent, false advertising, trade secret, right of publicity, and domain names.
- Heili Kim (Washington, DC office) advises food, dietary supplement, cosmetic, and other companies in areas of regulatory compliance and advertising tied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission.
- Rebecca Liebowitz (Washington, DC office) focuses her practice on all facets of brand protection, including domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution, licensing and enforcement, and domain name and social media strategies.
- Christopher Mudd (Towson, MD office) represents local, regional, and national clients on zoning, land development, and land use issues, including the navigation of state and local administrative approval processes, and assists in the negotiation and drafting of various real-estate related documents, including contracts, leases, easements, and covenants.
- David Mullon Jr. (Washington, DC office) focuses his practice on a broad array of issues affecting various Native American tribes throughout the country, with a particular emphasis on energy, water, land use, natural resources, environment, healthcare law, and legislative affairs.
- Tara Sugiyama Potashnik (Washington, DC office) advises clients on legislation, rulemaking proceedings, compliance matters, crisis management, and the development of self-regulatory programs, with a focus on eCommerce, privacy, and cybersecurity.
- Neal Strum (Baltimore, MD office) focuses his practice on business advice, planning, and transactions for companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries. He regularly represents buyers and sellers of businesses, investors and issuers, business owners, and key executives, in sales, equity financings, and strategic ventures.
- Moxila (Moxi) Upadhyaya (Washington, DC office) is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes, including partnership disputes, defense of universities and hospital systems in contractual and employment litigation, and complex administrative litigation, with extensive experience in the federal and local courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland.
- Colin Vandell (Los Angeles, CA office) represents industry-leading companies and high-profile individuals in complex business litigation, including commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, mass torts, and consumer protection actions, with a focus extending across the entertainment and media, real estate, hospitality, and retail products industries.
- Vincent Verrocchio (Washington, DC office) represents companies and individuals in complex litigation matters involving antitrust claims, patent and trademark infringement, civil RICO, unfair trade practices, contract disputes, defamation, and franchise terminations.
- Kedrick Whitmore (Tysons, VA office) assists clients with legislative, administrative, and regulatory issues in all phases of the real estate development process, including land planning, zoning, subdivision, permitting, and associated administrative appeals.
- Kathy Wunderli (Los Angeles, CA office) concentrates her practice on strategic wealth planning, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and pre- and post-marital agreements for high-net-worth individuals and families, while also regularly advising nonprofit organizations on the formation and maintenance of tax-exempt status.
- Gina Zentz (Baltimore, MD office) regularly represents lenders, owners, investors, and developers in the acquisition, disposition, development and construction, and financing of commercial real estate projects.