Brian M. Melnyk is an associate in Venable’s Political Law Practice and Nonprofit Organizations Practice in the Washington, DC office. He advises corporations, PACs, nonprofit organizations, and political committees on federal and state political laws, including campaign finance, elections laws, gift and ethics rules, and lobbying disclosure.
Brian also advises charities, trade associations, and other nonprofit organizations on issues, including formation and corporate governance, federal and state tax exemption, contract review, unrelated business income, mergers and affiliations, and fundraising regulation.
Prior to his legal career, Brian was a professional staff member for the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he developed higher education policy and legislative strategy for the committee, drafted and negotiated legislation to begin reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and directed committee and House floor proceedings for higher education legislation.
While earning his law degree, Brian was a summer associate at Virginia 529 College Savings Plan and a member of the University of Richmond School of Law’s Education Rights Clinic, where he negotiated individualized education plans for low-income students with disabilities.
- J.D. magna cum laude University of Richmond School of Law 2018
- B.A. History, Foreign Affairs University of Virginia 2010
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