Friday, April 1, 2011
Venable LLP Adds GOP Operative to Legislative Affairs Practice
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Venable LLP yesterday announced that private equity and political law attorney Scott Gluck has joined the firm as of counsel.
Gluck comes to the firm’s Legislative Affairs group from the National Republican Congressional Committee, where he served as director of special initiatives during the last election cycle, and he will be working out of Venable’s Los Angeles and Washington D.C. offices, a spokesperson for the firm said.
Michael Ferrell, head of Venable’s Legislative Affairs group remarked that Gluck “has a truly unique mix of skills and relationships that we expect to be of great value to the firm,” such as “experience working for a private equity fund,” a “deep knowledge of political and campaign finance law,” and “excellent contacts both on the Hill and in the California business community.”
Gluck said that his “goal had always been to return to private practice after spending the last election cycle at the NRCC,” and he was looking to join “a law firm that had successful lobbying and political law practices, as well as a presence in California.”
He said he was attracted to Venable because the firm “possesses a stellar reputation for its bi-partisan government affairs and lobbying work, and also boasts a strong political law group as well as an excellent business department.”
The attorney said he “plan[s] on working closely with California companies to keep them apprised of what they need to do to stay in front of legislative developments that can affect their businesses, predicting that “[o]nce West Coast businesses are made aware of the frequent changes taking place in Washington D.C., they will have the opportunity to become far more engaged in the political process.”
Before moving to Washington, Gluck served for six years as vice president and counsel at Markstone Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund focused on investments in companies located in Israel. He also served as California director for the Republican Jewish Coalition, and worked at two Los Angeles-based law firms.
He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1992 before earning his law degree from Columbia University and joining the State Bar in 1996. Gluck also holds a business degree from USC.
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