BALTIMORE - Expanding its roster of prominent former elected and appointed officials, Venable LLP has announced that Glenn Ivey, the two-term outgoing state's attorney for Prince George's County, Md., has joined the firm as a partner in its White Collar and Government Investigations practices.
Ivey's career spans the legal, regulatory and legislative landscapes at the federal, state and local levels. Before his initial election as state's attorney in 2002, he served as chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission, where he presided over the state's electric, telecommunications and gas industries. He was appointed chairman in 1998 by former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening.
Ivey was a senior Capitol Hill attorney. He served as chief counsel to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and was counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee for Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.). He began his Capitol Hill career as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. During the Whitewater investigation, he played a key role in congressional hearings probing allegations of fraud, perjury, public corruption and obstruction of justice.
As a federal prosecutor, Ivey served under current Attorney General Eric Holder as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from 1990 to 1994. Over the course of his career, Ivey has prosecuted more than 45 jury trials, and has had 20 appellate oral arguments and countless grand jury investigations.
In his eight years as state's attorney for Prince George's County, Ivey led one of Maryland's top prosecutor's offices. He created an award-winning Economic Crimes Unit that became a national model for prosecuting mortgage fraud and other economic crimes. The office was cited by the U.S. Department of Justice for its approach to helping consumers and businesses identify solutions to financial fraud.
Other highlights of his eight-year tenure included the creation of a Community Prosecution Unit to fight corruption; the establishment of a Domestic Violence Unit and the first Domestic Violence docket to simplify court procedures for victims; and the establishment of a Violent Crimes Unit and first-of-its kind Gun Unit.
In addition to his public service career, Ivey previously worked as a partner at the Washington, D.C., firm of Preston, Gates, Ellis (now K&L Gates), where he handled legislative, regulatory and criminal matters. He also serves as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in Criminal Law at the University of Maryland School of Law.
Ivey received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986 and his B.A. from Princeton University, cum laude, in 1983. Ivey is married to Maryland State Del. Jolene Ivey and is the father of five sons and one daughter.
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