Carrie Garber Siegrist



Carrie Garber Siegrist practices in Venable's Nonprofit Organizations and Political Law Practice Groups in Washington, DC. Ms. Siegrist counsels nonprofits, including public charities, private foundations, trade and professional associations, and other nonprofits, on a variety of tax, governance, political and lobbying, transactional, and general corporate matters. Ms. Siegrist's practice includes a broad range of complex legal and compliance issues for nonprofits at any stage – from start-up to close – including corporate, tax and tax exemption, fundraising and charitable solicitation regulation compliance, and contractual matters. She has experience advising on applying for recognition of and maintaining tax exempt status, implementing corporate governance policies and procedures, structuring unrelated business activities, conducting international operations, and fundraising and promotions regulation compliance. Ms. Siegrist maintains an interest in the evolving area of social enterprise law and specifically regarding the new legal structures such as benefit corporations.

Prior to joining Venable, Ms. Siegrist was the Senior Program Officer with the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, where she utilized a network of lawyers to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world's leading nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. At the Foundation, she also managed the strategic operations of LawForChange.org. Ms. Siegrist also served as Counsel with the Public International Law and Policy Group, a public charity, where she managed the operations of U.S. Government-funded projects in Nepal, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Bosnia.

Previously, Ms. Siegrist co-founded a non-profit organization, Cambodia's Children Education Fund, which provided educational opportunities for impoverished and orphaned Cambodian students. Ms. Siegrist also taught fifth grade with Teach for America in New York City.

Ms. Siegrist is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was educated at Bates College (B.A.), Bank Street College of Education (M.S.Ed.) and American University Washington College of Law (J.D.). At American University Washington College of Law, Ms. Siegrist was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and a participant in the United Nations Committee Against Torture Project.



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Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law (cum laude)
  • M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
  • B.A., Bates College