Mr. Venable joined Castlelake in 2015 and is a member of the Legal & Compliance team. He is primarily focused on supporting Castlelake’s legal activities, particularly focusing on its investment activity in Global Special Situations, European Assets, North American Assets and Specialty Finance. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Venable was with Western Asset Management Company as the head of U.S. Legal, where he focused on Castlelake’s trading activities, client service teams and agreement negotiations. Prior to joining Western Asset, Mr. Venable was with Dimensional Fund Advisors Inc., as an in-house counsel. Prior to Dimensional, Mr. Venable was with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a corporate transactions practice group associate. Mr. Venable received his J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Harvard College in government.