Co-Managing Partner, Venable LLP


 

Lawrence Gesner is the former Chair of Venable’s Business Division and has been with the firm for 13 years. He was named Co-Managing Partner in 2016. Lawrence is frequently recognized as a top real estate lawyer and also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of an Anne Arundel County community organization.

Venable’s diversity initiatives include recruiting diverse lawyers through a variety of organizations, a Preceptor Program that provides mentoring to all first- and second-year attorneys, a women’s initiative, and pro bono activities for minority communities. The firm also sponsors many diversity events and has been named a top firm by MultiCultural Law magazine. Venable was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2018. 

Joined LCLD 2011


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2018)
Fellows nominated: 
2018: Rishi Kapoor; 2017: Moxila Upadhyaya; 2016: Kishka Ford McClain

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2018: Kerri PattersonEbony Thompson; 2017: JaMar Mancano, Jean Yin Crews; 2016: Gueter Aurelien, Witt Chang

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2018: Jayne Chung, Amanda Mitchell, Maria Nava Gutierrez, Sydney West; 2017: Karachi Achilihu, Makalia Griffith, Adam Kwon, Purti Pareek; 2016: Steven Morris, Ra'anaa Samad

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)


Member: Lawrence Gesner, Daniel Moylan

Diversity Professional: Stephanie L. DeLong

Communications: Paul Bonner