Two More Nonprofit Lawyers Join Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Date: January 31, 2012

Washington, DC.  Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that Jeffrey P. Altman and Eric M. Altman have joined the firm's Nonprofit Organizations and Associations group in the Washington, D.C., office. 

Jeffrey Altman, who joins from McKenna Long & Aldridge, commented, “It is great to be able to join Whiteford's nonprofit organizations and associations group, which is really one of the preeminent practices anywhere.  They are a great bunch of attorneys, with tons of nonprofit and association experience, and we look forward to being part of the team.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Jeff and Eric to our nonprofit practice,” noted Martin Fletcher, the firm's managing partner.  “They strengthen our depth and expertise in this important practice area. Now, with ten full-time lawyers in the practice, we have one of the leading groups in the entire mid-Atlantic.”

In addition to his nonprofit practice, Jeff has written widely and practiced in the areas of lobbying and campaign finance compliance. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 1972) and Tulane University Law School (J.D., 1974, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Tulane Law Review).  He is a frequent writer and speaker on the organization, governance and operation of nonprofits and is active in the American Society of Association Executives, where he currently serves as a member of the Public Policy Committee and as a director of the ASAE's for-profit captive insurance company subsidiary.

Eric received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2002, and his law degree cum laude in 2010 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Co-Articles Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. Before entering the private practice of law, Eric worked as a consultant on legal, economic, and technology issues in connection with multi-jurisdictional (including international) intellectual property and antitrust disputes, including a Section 337 patent case before the US International Trade Commission, and had a Legal Fellowship at the Committee on Energy and Commerce at the U.S. House of Representatives.


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