Brendan Venter joined Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP as an associate attorney in September 2015. He previously worked at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna as a paralegal in the Immigration practice group. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Venter, a Delmar, N.Y. native, served for two years as a Law Clerk to Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Mr. Venter is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Prayer at Public College and University Events: Parsing the Free Speech, Free Exercise and Establishment Clause Issues (with Joseph Storch), NACUANOTE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ATTORNEYS (2013).
Holiday and Religious Displays on Campus: Threading the First Amendment Needle (with Joseph Storch), NACUANOTE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ATTORNEYS (2012).
Mr. Venter graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School in 2013, where he served as an Associate Editor on the Albany Law Review and as a research assistant to Distinguished Professor Emeritus David D. Siegel. During law school, he was also a legal intern with the Office of General Counsel for SUNY System Administration. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.