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Venable LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 564
  • Gross Revenues: $442,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $785,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $970,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 3

Venable is a Baltimore-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Venable has 533 attorneys and is the 77th largest firm in the United States.  With $442,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 68th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Venable ranked as the 89th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, IL, MD, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 68 3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 68 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 77 5 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 91 13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 118 10 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 38 6 Summer programs

In the News

Ex-Sen. Mary Landrieu Takes Energy Background to Van Ness Feldman

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : May 26, 2015

Former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, joins Washington-based law and lobby shop Van Ness Feldman as a senior policy adviser, the firm announced Tuesday. Landrieu will focus on energy, environmental matters and natural resources.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Sheppard Mullin Finds New Orleans Police Making Progress—Slowly

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : May 20, 2015

Sheppard Mullin is almost two years into its job as monitor of the New Orleans Police Department. Partner Jonathan Aronie has submitted five quarterly reports to the city documenting the department's progress, the latest of which was presented at a public meeting Wednesday night. But some in the community are frustrated with the lack of change they're seeing on the ground.

INADMISSIBLE: Justice Dept. Loses Laptop Search Dispute

: The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington has ruled. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : May 15, 2015

Announcements from Troutman Sanders, King & Spalding, Vedder Price, Kaye Scholer, Venable and Farrell Fritz.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Venable Becomes Latest Firm to Start State AG Practice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 12, 2015

Another law firm with a large lobbying arm has decided to build muscle advocating in state governments. Venable said Tuesday it had hired Kevin Turner, the Alabama attorney general's top legal adviser, for a new state attorney general practice. Several firms this year have expanded lobbying and litigation departments to specialize in state AG work.

Firms Race For State AG Practices

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

Cozen O'Connor lured from Dickstein Shapiro last week almost the entire group of lawyers who advocate in state attorneys general offices, a controversial but growing practice area that a number of law firms have jockeyed in this year.

How a Con Man Stole Millions Selling Fake Facebook Shares

: Bloomberg : May 08, 2015

The pitch seemed irresistible: Here was a chance to connect with a money man for billionaire Carlos Slim.

Cozen O'Connor Adds 10-Person State AGs Practice

Gina Passarella and Katelyn Polantz : The Legal Intelligencer : May 06, 2015

Cozen O'Connor has continued its expansion efforts this year with the addition of a 10-person state attorneys general practice from Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, D.C., and the firm's leadership said it isn't stopping there.

Cozen Snags State AG Practice Leaders From Dickstein Shapiro

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : May 05, 2015

Cozen O'Connor has lured state attorneys general practice group leaders from Dickstein Shapiro, with eight attorneys and two advisers changing firms in Washington, Cozen said Tuesday.

Kirkland Looks to Gibson Dunn in Mylan Conflicts Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 05, 2015

The firm has tapped Kevin Rosen, the chair of Gibson Dunn's law firm defense group, to contest claims that it ignored a conflict of interest when it agreed to advise Teva in its hostile takeover bid for Mylan Inc.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

DC Circuit Tosses Constitutional Challenge to Consumer Protection Agency

Zoe Tillman and Jenna Greene : Legal Times : May 01, 2015

A company that provides technical and personnel support to law firms—and a lawyer who contracted with that company—can't pursue a constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Board, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled on Friday.

May 2015 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : May 01, 2015

Tax Hike: Business Implications of NFL's New Status

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : April 30, 2015

The National Football League's decision to waive its controversial tax-exempt status likely will send its in-house legal department into a strategic huddle.

Arent Fox Adds Real Estate Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2015

Another batch of lawyers departs McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of its merger with Dentons; several Edwards Wildman Palmer legacy partners find new homes; Boies, Schiller & Flexner brings on a Justice Department veteran; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Allegations Fly at Firms

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 16, 2015

Law suits expose the tensions within McBee Strategic and at Dickstein Shapiro: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

D.C. Court: No Sanctions for Former Prosecutor Who Violated Ethics Rule

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 10, 2015

A former federal prosecutor in Washington violated his ethical obligation to turn over information to defense lawyers, an appeals court ruled this week. But the court did not impose sanctions, citing earlier confusion about how to interpret the ethics rules.

Schlumberger Agrees to Pay $232M Penalty

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : April 06, 2015

Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited, recently agreed to enter a guilty plea and to pay a $232,708,356 penalty to the United States for conspiring to violate the IEEPA by willfully facilitating illegal transactions and engaging in trade with the sanctioned nations of Iran and Sudan.

Symposium Advances Debate Over FTC's Section 5 Enforcement Powers

Carl W. Hittinger and Jeffry W. Duffy : The Legal Intelligencer : April 06, 2015

What is an "unfair method of competition" for purposes of the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement powers? For more than 100 years, lawyers, economists and other experts—as well as courts—have debated that question, trying to determine exactly what conduct Congress meant to prohibit, beyond conduct already condemned by the antitrust laws, when it enacted Section 5 of the FTC Act of 1914. The Baker & Hostetler-sponsored Symposium on Section 5, held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, assembled, for the first time in a public forum, key decision-makers and experts from all three branches of government to debate the future of FTC's competition enforcement authority as the agency embarks on its second century. (The last symposium on Section 5 took place in 2008 but was an internal workshop for the FTC.) The vigorous exchange of opinions among the 14 distinguished symposium speakers clarified the terms of the dialogue over whether the FTC should adopt formal guidelines to finally define "unfair methods of competition" and place limits on its enforcement discretion under its "stand-alone" Section 5 authority—that is, its power to pursue anti-competitive conduct not reached by the Sherman or Clayton antitrust acts.

About Those Firms That Didn't Score Pro Bono Honors …

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 03, 2015

Although two dozen firms earned honors for their pro bono work in D.C. earlier this week, more than a few important Big Law names were missing. Is pro bono work on the decline across the city?

AmLaw 100 Emoji Edition: D.C. Firms' Results, Part 2

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 31, 2015

Back by popular demand, we bestow money-judging emoji unto another group of D.C.'s largest law firms. The group below includes firms that are among the largest 25 in the metro area and claim a founding city outside of Washington.

Big Suits

David Bario, Rebekah Mintzer, and Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Moncrief Oil International v. Gazprom; Chesapeake Energy v. American Energy Partners; Beyond Systems v. Kraft; Franklin California Tax Free Trust v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Schlumberger to Pay $232 Million Fine for Dealing With Sanctioned Nations

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited, recently agreed to enter a guilty plea and to pay a $232,708,356 penalty to the United States for conspiring to violate the IEEPA by willfully facilitating illegal transactions and engaging in trade with the sanctioned nations of Iran and Sudan.

Kirkland Taps New Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 29, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis loses two and hires one from Skadden; Wilmer expands in Denver; Winston & Strawn hires two more from Pillsbury and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Venable Nabs Former Financial Fraud Enforcement Leader

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : March 27, 2015

Bolstering its financial services practice, Venable on Friday announced it hired Michael Bresnick, who previously led the interagency task force charged with investigating and prosecuting financial crimes.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : March 23, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Ride-Sharing Companies Face Novel Liability Questions," "Avoiding Contract Disputes That Arise in Disaster Aftermath," "Commercial Arbitration: Expeditious Resolution, Or Wormhole of Unpredictability?" and "Advancement of Fees Is Alive and Well in the Commercial Division."

Testy Litigants in Vacuum Dustup

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Two leading manufacturers of vacuum cleaners named Animal and Shark are battling it out in court over whose product sucks more.

Litigants Get Testy in Vacuum-Cleaner Dustup

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 17, 2015

Two leading manufacturers of vacuum cleaners named Animal and Shark are battling it out in court over whose product sucks more.