Washington, D.C.: June 16, 2021 – Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC, a top political law practice based in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce the addition to the firm of Ed Wenger as Partner and John Cycon as Senior Associate.

“Holtzman Vogel is excited to welcome Ed and John to the firm. Ed is an outstanding, experienced litigator, who will undoubtedly contribute to the continued expansion of the firm’s litigation practice. John’s background in complex financial transactions and investigations will be of great value to the firm and our clients,” said Jill Holtzman Vogel, the firm’s Managing Partner and Founder.

Ed Wenger’s practice focuses primarily on appellate litigation, critical motions practice, constitutional law, and trial practice. With over ten years of experience, Ed has presented oral argument before multiple federal and state appellate and trial courts. Prior to joining Holtzman Vogel, Ed twice represented Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III as an amicus curiae in cases pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. He also represented Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee, and the Florida House of Representatives in a variety of cases. Before returning to private practice, Ed served as Florida’s Chief Deputy Solicitor General and as General Counsel to the West Virginia Attorney General.  Ed began his legal career with a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and later clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  Ed earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif.

John Cycon joins the firm after working as a Senior Associate at a large firm in New York City and the District of Columbia, where he represented companies, boards of directors, and individuals in various high stakes enforcement and litigation matters. During that time, he assisted clients to successfully resolve cases with the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and Commodity Futures Trading Commissions, as well as in civil lawsuits in state and federal courts. He earned his J.D. with Distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law.

For more on Ed Wenger and John Cycon, please visit holtzmanvogel.com/people.

About the Firm

Founded in 2001, Holtzman Vogel is acknowledged as a top political law practice in the nation by Chambers and Partners, and the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as the top in their field by Washingtonian, Politico, and Campaigns & Elections. The firm’s growth and expansion reflect its success to date and its desire to continue to deliver innovative solutions across a range of legal services and clients.

Holtzman Vogel is dedicated to achieving success on behalf of its clients, which include officeholders, candidates, PACs, party committees, non-profit organizations, corporations, trade associations, and individuals engaged at the federal, state, and local levels. The firm’s services feature a particular focus on compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Ethics in Government Act, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and the Internal Revenue Code, as well as analogous state law and Congressional rules.

With a distinct emphasis on litigation, the firm also provides services around investigations, discovery, trial and appellate work from state and federal court to the Supreme Court of the United States. Areas of expertise are First Amendment law, Constitutional law, redistricting, commercial litigation, government and internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense.

For more, visit holtzmanvogel.com.

Contact: Tait Becker, tbecker@holtzmanvogel.com, (202) 999-0220.

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