Firm Elevates Attorney to Pivotal Post

Firm Elevates Attorney to  Pivotal Post
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Commercial litigator Daniel Hoffer was appointed co-partner-in-charge of Venable LLP’s Century City office in February.

It’s a role he will share through the end of the year with Mitchell Evall, who has served as partner-in-charge since 2015 and will ultimately transition to partner-in-charge of lateral integration. Hoffer initially joined Venable in 2012 and has a track record of working with Evall.

“I’ve worked closely with Mitch for years,” Hoffer said, “and especially during the pandemic, we really worked closely in terms of developing protocols for reopening, how to get the work done, arbitrations that were going on, so it was really a collaborative effort in terms of picking the successor.”

After a brief start to his legal career, Hoffer joined the FBI in 1996 and was assigned to his hometown Los Angeles bureau as a special agent during the height of the city’s bank robbery epidemic. He found his way back to law in the early 2000s, eventually co-founding the now-defunct labor and employment boutique Kellman Hoffer LLP in 2006.

In announcing numerous other appointments, Venable Chairman Stu Ingis said Hoffer and his colleagues “embody Venable’s commitment to professional excellence and service to the community and have already established themselves as leaders within the firm and their respective areas of practice. I’m confident they will enjoy much success in their new roles.”

Hoffer left his firm to join Venable after collaborating on a case with one of Venable’s attorneys and getting to know the firm. He will be the third partner-in-charge of the Century City office, which was initially helmed by now-second gentleman Doug Emhoff.

“What I really like about it is, it’s a big firm, so you get all of the advantages and large platform that comes with that,” he said, “but at the same time, we really are more flexible and entrepreneurial in the Los Angeles office. It’s the best of both worlds.”

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