Venable LLP announced today that it has promoted ten attorneys to counsel effective June 1, 2020. The new counsels — from Venable’s offices in Baltimore and Towson, Maryland; Tysons, Virginia; and Washington, D.C. — represent a broad cross-section from the firm’s four divisions — Business, Government, Intellectual Property, and Litigation.

Stu Ingis, chairman of Venable, said, “We are excited to promote these attorneys to counsel. Each continues to progress and advance in their careers by delivering excellent legal work, developing professionally, and upholding the firm’s values. In these challenging times, developing and promoting our attorneys remains a core area of focus at Venable.”

The following attorneys were promoted to counsel.

Baltimore Office

Nick Collevecchio assists clients in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on complex mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, equity investments, and commercial contracts.

Gabe Steele represents public and private companies, including many REITs, in connection with securities law matters, major strategic transactions, corporate governance, capital markets transactions, and private financings.

Towson Office

Adam Rosenblatt represents local, regional, and national clients in analyzing and complying with land use regulations primarily related to real estate development.

Tysons Office

Taylor Chapman Jackie DiRamio focuses on patent prosecution and counseling, and due diligence analysis, including freedom-to-operate and infringement studies, and patent licensing and transactions. Her work involves a variety of scientific areas, including the mechanical, electrical, biological, and chemical arts, as well as medical devices and consumer goods.

Paul Feinstein assists clients on a variety of antitrust issues, including government investigations, pre-merger notifications, civil litigation, and strategic counseling.

Anna Katherine (A.K.) Moody advises individuals and families on all aspects of estate planning, including estate administration and multigenerational wealth transfer strategies.

Daniel Straga counsels publicly and privately held companies on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, with a particular focus on cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, internal reorganizations, venture capital transactions, and investment fund formations

Ryan Sweigard focuses on technology transactions, intellectual property, and commercial contracts, including licensing, cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS), strategic alliance, joint venture, strategic sourcing, new product development, and other complex commercial transactions. Ryan is admitted to the bar in MD and VA. He is practicing in DC under the supervision of Venable partners admitted in DC.

Ryan Ward brings a wide variety of technical knowledge and experience to his patent prosecution, right-to-use, and infringement analyses. He works primarily in the software, Internet, medical device, telecommunications, and fintech fields.

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