Venable LLP has selected Stacie Tobin to serve as the new partner-in-charge of its Baltimore office, the firm announced Monday.
Tobin, who has spent seven years at Venable as a commercial litigation attorney, has practiced locally since 1992, when she graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She is originally from Montgomery County.
“We have an extraordinary group of lawyers and it’s my pleasure to do what we can to support our attorneys,” Tobin said of her new role.
Tobin has represented companies, manufacturers and financial service clients as part of her commercial litigation practice, according to a news release from Venable. That includes work as counsel for manufacturers of heavy equipment, automobiles and watercraft and for pharmaceutical and tobacco companies in product liability disputes, the release said.
Stuart P. Ingis, chairman of Venable, said in the release that Tobin “embodies Venable’s commitment to professional excellence and service to the community, and is a natural fit for this leadership position.”
Tobin is a member and leader of nonprofit organizations in Baltimore and throughout Maryland, including Special Olympics Maryland; Live Baltimore, which works to increase population growth in the city; the Executive Alliance, which supports women in leadership positions; and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Dan Moylan, co-managing partner for Venable, said Tobin is “everything we could want in a new office head” and praised her work supporting Baltimore and Maryland through nonprofit work.
“She marries our firm’s commitment to Baltimore with the commitment to clients and her profession,” Moylan said. “She’s linked to the fabric of Baltimore.”
Tobin said Venable attorneys are committed to supporting the local community.
“The firm strongly encourages lawyers to be involved in nonprofits throughout the region in areas that interest them, and organizations (where) they think they can make a positive impact on the community,” Tobin said. “It’s about the community’s health and vibrancy, providing support to those who need it.”
Tobin, who leads Venable’s women’s affinity group, said she would continue to work to maintain and improve diversity at the firm. She also serves on several Venable committees related to attorney recruitment, promotion and compensation.
“I’ve told women lawyers here I can’t make them successful, but I can provide them the tools and information they need,” Tobin said. “Ultimately, it’s up to the lawyers to decide what they want from their professional career; I just try and make sure they have what they need to achieve success.”
Tobin steps into the Venable position previously held by Courtney Capute.