Venable Adds to Corporate Practice in Baltimore
Summary: Venable added a new attorney to their Baltimore’s growing Corporate Practice.
Venable LLP announced the addition of Christopher M. Vaughn as counsel in their Corporate Practice in Baltimore. Vaughn will add to the firm’s growing practice by focusing on complex domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and debt and equity financings.
Chair of the Corporate Practice, Charles J. Morton, Jr. said, “Christopher’s broad, sophisticated experiences are a perfect complement to our team. As we continue to build upon the successes of our nationally recognized, middle-market M&A practice, his diverse background, particularly in international transactions, will be very helpful to our clients as they continue to grow.”
Vaughn was in the U.S. diplomatic corps as a foreign service officer in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development. In that positon he was the primary transactional counsel for Power Africa and the Development Credit Authority in Ghana, West Africa. He was also the associate general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of Catholic Relief Services as the primary transactional counsel for East Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia. His law firm experience comes from working in the Private Equity and Finance group at Vinson & Elkins as an associate and as a senior associate in DLA Piper’s Corporate group.
Partner-in-charge of the Baltimore office, Courtney G. Capute, added, “Our Baltimore office provides cross-practice representation to diverse clients who focus on today’s most pressing issues facing the corporate sector. With the addition of top-tier talent like Christopher, Venable will continue to strengthen and provide focused excellence and full-service corporate capabilities to meet the needs of our clients.”
Vaughn earned his J.D. from Tulane Law School, an MIA in International Economic Policy and Asian Studies and Chinese from Columbia University and a B.A. from Washington College in Business Management and Economics.