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I  focus on technology providers in the defense and intelligence community, banks and financial institutions and biotechnology and software companies. With my legal and management experience, I assist clients in developing integrated business and legal strategies.

I regularly advise on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt offerings, and counseled public companies on such issues as disclosure, executive compensation plans, takeover defenses and shareholder relations. I am regularly recognized as one of the region’s top business lawyers in Best Lawyers in America and in Chambers USA.; Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Rated and named a “Client Service All Star 2010” by the BTI Consulting Group.

My transactional experience, extensive contacts in the financing community and six years of business experience in senior management of a Fortune 500 company give me a practical perspective my client's goals.

Before his return my return to private practice in 1997,I served for three years as the head of the International Business Group for York International Corporation, a billion-dollar division with operations in over 100 countries. During the previous two years, I served as York’s General Counsel. Mr. Washburne’s international experience was honed negotiating acquisitions on joint ventures throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.


Practice areas


  1. Financial Services: 30%
  2. M & A: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Government Contracts: 10%
  5. Banking: 10%

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Contact info

Venable, LLP

Ste 900
750 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202


DCActive 200407/10/2016
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognitionMaryland Super Lawyers 2008-20112011
Recognition, Corporate/M&A LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004 - 200112011
Reognition, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisition LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Client Service All Star TeamBTI Consultng Group2010
Recognition, Corporate/M&A LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
RecognitionMaryland Super Lawyers2010
RecognitionMaryland Super Lawyers2009
Recognition, Corporate/M&A LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009
RecognitionMaryland Super Lawyers2008
Recognition, Corporate/M&A LawChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President - International Business GroupYork International Corporation1994 - 1997
General CounselYork International Corporation1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
AFCEAN/A2010 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationCommittee on Corporate Laws1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acquisition of Pyxis by Applied SignalTransaction sucessfully completed
Acquisition of Segovia, Inc by Inmarsat plcTransaction sucessfully completed
Acquisition of Metastorm Inc. by Open Text CorporationTransaction sucessfully completed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practical Law CompanyDuty to Update Previously Disclosed Information2011
Banking and Lending Institution FormsFinancial Institutions Acquisitions and Mergers2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Middlebury CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Strafford WebinarsReverse and Forward Triangular Mergers2012
Maryland Buisiness and Accounting ExpoAnatomy of a Deal2009
FEI Panel DiscussionImpact of Sarbanes Oxlley Section 4042006