Los Angeles, April 26, 2016 – Buchalter Nemer is pleased to announce that veteran litigator and firm alumnus Leonard (Len) D. Venger will rejoin the firm as a Senior Advisor and Chair of the Litigation Practice and Entertainment Industry Groups in Los Angeles. 
A former managing partner at Buchalter Nemer, Mr. Venger was lead trial attorney and handled numerous complex business and commercial litigation matters.  For the past 13 years, Mr. Venger was Executive Vice President and Head of Global Litigation at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., where he was responsible for litigation matters relating to the company and its operating divisions around the world.
“Len was a very important part of the firm’s past and we’re thrilled to welcome him back,” said Adam J. Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter Nemer. “As companies continue to face high-stakes litigation, Len’s experience and expert counsel will prove invaluable.”
As Chair of the Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Venger will lead and oversee critical aspects of heavily litigated and high-stakes cases.  In addition to managing case evaluation, strategy, staffing and overall handling of litigated matters, Mr. Venger will also develop educational curriculum and master classes to ensure that firm expertise matriculates through counsel of all ages and experience.  Mr. Venger will also take a leadership role in the firm’s Cybersecurity Practice Group and will serve on the Ethics and Risk Management Committee.  
Mr. Venger earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law and his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.