Venable Elects Four Attorneys to Partnership and Promotes Eight Associates to Counsel in New York

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NEW YORK, NY—Venable LLP announced today that it has elected four attorneys in the New York City office to the firm partnership and promoted eight attorneys in New York to counsel, effective April 1, 2021.

The following attorneys are joining Venable’s partnership.

Evan R. Minsberg counsels fintech companies, banks, and other financial service providers on regulatory, product development, and transactional issues in the payments, consumer and commercial credit, and data analytics industries.

Lindsay M. Nathan provides strategic advice, guidance, and oversight to political groups and nonprofit organizations on all aspects of federal, state, and local political law. She has experience in campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, government ethics and gift rules, and procurement and pay-to-play laws.

Erica L. Norey is an intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on complex patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act, contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and patent diligence, acquisition, and licensing for high-profile clients in multiple technical fields. She is admitted to the state bars of New York and New Jersey and is registered to practice before the USPTO.

James R. Tyminski practices intellectual property law, with a focus on Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. He has extensive experience litigating various types of pharmaceutical patents, including patents covering novel pharmaceutical formulations and polymorphic forms of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The following attorneys were promoted to counsel.

Michael M. Agosta is a litigation attorney with a broad-based practice focused on complex commercial disputes. His work includes mortgage-backed securities matters, corporate governance disputes, indemnification claims, and contract actions in state and federal courts.

Daniel A. Apgar practices intellectual property law, specializing in complex patent litigation. He has broad experience representing electronics and software companies in all aspects of litigation.

Gianna E. Cricco-Lizza focuses on patent and trademark litigation in the federal courts and monitors intellectual property enforcement efforts for clients in the telecommunications, luxury goods, and consumer products industries.

Zachary L. Garrett practices intellectual property law, with an emphasis on complex patent litigation. He has experience in all stages of litigation, including pre-lawsuit investigation, pleadings, claim construction, discovery, motion practice, and trial.

Sean C. McDonagh focuses on biopharmaceutical IP diligence and counseling. He is proud to support clients in their mission-critical deals.

Prajakta A. Sonalker, Ph.D., focuses her practice on complex intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret disputes, with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She has experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeals, and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

George Soumalevris focuses on high-stakes bankruptcy and complex structured finance litigation, representing clients in the commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) industries.

John C. Vazquez focuses his practice on a broad spectrum of complex commercial and class action litigation, including civil antitrust actions, securities and financial products litigation, bankruptcy litigation, and intellectual property disputes.

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