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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Venable has 564 attorneys and is the 73rd 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 2014 Global 100 survey, Venable ranked as the 83rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, MD, NY 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

The Am Law 100, The Early Numbers: Steptoe's Turn-Around Cuts Lawyers Yet Grows Revenue

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2016

Sometimes law firms have to have bad years before they have good. At Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, 2015 finally brought the latter. "We set a plan and it's working," said Phil West, after his second year as firm chairman. In fiscal year 2015, the firm grew its gross revenue by $5 million to $357.5 million, a 1.4 percent increase, the firm reported to the American Lawyer this month. Revenue per lawyer rose by $40,000 to $955,000. And profits per partner were up $30,000 to $940,000.


Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

A billion-dollar win is good, and a $2 billion win is so much better.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Venable Crosses $1M Partner-Profit Threshold

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

Venable co-managing partner Lindsay Meyer talks up the firm's slow and steady approach to growth. Yet again in 2015—for the third year in a row—Venable's revenue grew much faster than the wider legal industry. Gross revenue, at $477 million last year, increased by 7.9 percent compared to the previous year's $442 million. Revenue per lawyer increased by almost 2 percent, from $785,000 to $800,000. And profits per partner jumped almost $100,000, from $970,000 to $1.06 million.


: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

New arrivals, lateral moves, and promotions in this week's column.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : February 05, 2016

Ahead of The American Lawyer's final Am Law 100 and 200 rankings, see the latest early reports on 2015 financial results from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Judge Halts Chobani Ads Against Competitors' 'Bad Stuff'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2016

A federal judge has ordered Chobani to halt advertisements for its new lower-calorie yogurt in which it accuses Dannon and Yoplait of putting dangerous chemicals into their competing products.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : February 01, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Venable Survives DQ Motion in Tech Company Feud

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 28, 2016

Partner who left Orrick for Venable didn't carry a conflict with him, ruled U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam.

No Attorney-Client Privilege Testimony in Reverse-Payment Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2016

A federal judge has disallowed mention of attorney-client privilege relating to reverse-payment settlements in the Provigil antitrust litigation.

While Blizzard Bears Down on Washington, Lawyers Forge On

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 22, 2016

Several large Washington law offices closed early Friday, around noon or 1 p.m., and encouraged staff members to stay off the roads in anticipation of a city-crippling blizzard. But many lawyers had different plans in mind. A true "snow day" may be out of the question when you've got hours to bill. "There's a lot going on. It doesn't stop because of the snow," Steptoe & Johnson LLP chairman Phil West said.

Trust & Estates

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "2015's Top Lessons, Developments, snd Reminders," "Start Spreading the News: Tax Issues for Expatriating New Yorkers," "Trusts and Estates Lawyers Face Increasing Risks of Malpractice Claims," "Roadblock in New 'Highway Bill' Complicates Estate Administration" and "Protecting Pets With Estate Planning."

Judge Rejects Restraining Order in Yogurt Battle

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 13, 2016

A federal judge has denied Dannon's request for a temporary restraining order to halt new advertising claims by Chobani, one of its chief rivals for the U.S. Greek yogurt market.

Kay Hagan, Former N.C. Senator, Joins Akin Gump

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2016

Former Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat from North Carolina who lost her re-election bid in 2014 then remained unaffiliated with private-practice Washington, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a senior policy consultant, the firm announced Monday.

INADMISSIBLE: Law Firms Drop Into Morning Mix on NPR

: The National Law Journal : January 04, 2016

There must be something extra alluring about a public radio voice coasting over the five syllables of Zuck-Er-Man-Spae-Der. The litigation boutique and a handful of general service law firms with offices in Washington bought National Public Radio sponsorships in 2015, positioning their names on the hottest auditory advertising avenue of the year. Plus more in this week's column.

CFPB Urges Judge to Name Companies That Sued Agency Anonymously

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2015

Several companies in the credit-repair services industry should not be allowed to keep their identities secret in their suit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency told a federal judge in Washington this month.

In-House Counsel Profile: AdvoCare International L.P.'s Allison Levy

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : December 28, 2015

"To me, the most important attribute is the ability to get along with others, a customer service-oriented attitude and a good work ethic."

Lobbying, Litigators and Laterals: The Year in Legal Business

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 26, 2015

With sustained and modest fiscal stability across the legal industry last year, 2015 created a clean palette for many of D.C.'s largest law firms. Some redesigned their Washington-focused practices like lobbying and white-collar law, many added or lost groups of lawyers, and a few considered or closed on mergers. We look at the 10 top trends and business decisions that created buzz in Washington Big Law this year, from Dentons to Dennis Hastert.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Am Law Partner Takes Flight at Airbus, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 20, 2015

Five months after joining Greenberg Traurig, a new hire heads in-house; Baker & Hostetler bags two from Kenyon & Kenyon; Sidley Austin adds a new diversity manager; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Refuses Stay Of Upcoming Trial in Provigil Antitrust Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 18, 2015

A federal judge has refused to stay the upcoming trial in a reverse-payment settlement antitrust case while the remaining defendants await the Third Circuit's review of a class certification ruling.

Morning Wrap: New Jersey Judge Scolds Gibson Dunn on Bridgegate Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 17, 2015

Gibson Dunn lawyers are wrist-slapped in court, Venable could face a malpractice suit it thought it had fought off, and two Colorado law firms fight over the name Gilbert: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Richmond Law Firm Expands Inside the Beltway with Small-Firm Acquisition

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 17, 2015

The regional Virginia law firm Hirschler Fleischer will put its name on a law office in Tysons Corner through the acquisition of Leach Travell, a seven-lawyer firm that partners spun off from Venable in Washington more than a decade ago. The firms jointly announced the combination this week. "We were looking for an opportunity to extend into Northern Virginia," James Weinberg, Hirschler Fleischer's president, said. "It just seemed like a natural fit."

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : December 15, 2015

Latham & Watkins has added Sandeep Savla, formerly of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Valerie Mitchell Johnston has been appointed deputy general counsel of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and Loeb & Loeb has elected four to partner, among other announcements.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

INADMISSIBLE: EPA Official Protected From Deposition

: The National Law Journal : December 14, 2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy won't be forced to testify in a Clean Air Act lawsuit, a federal appeals court ruled last week. Plus more in this week's column.

In Client Clash, Orrick Being Asked to Disclose Records

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 10, 2015

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu, who has presided over testy discovery disputes, is mulling whether the firm has to hand over internal documents in a suit between two former clients.

FTC Cracks Down on 'Bamboo' Advertising Claims

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : December 09, 2015

In the latest round of enforcement against deceptive advertising, the Federal Trade Commission reached settlements Wednesday with four national retailers the agency accused of mislabeling rayon products as being made of bamboo. The retailers—Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Nordstrom Inc. and LLC—will be barred from making inaccurate claims about bamboo content and also be required to pay a combined $1.3 million in civil penalties.

College Accreditor Tells CFPB to Back Off From Inquiry

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : December 03, 2015

Drawing on the support of two Republican lawmakers and a former U.S. Education Department lawyer, a Washington-based accrediting organization said Wednesday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has no authority over the evaluation of colleges. The agency took the accreditor to court in October, setting up a fight over the scope of the agency's investigative authority.

Under Attack at Princeton, Woodrow Wilson Appears Safe at Georgia Bar

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 01, 2015

While Princeton University grapples with student demands to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from campus buildings because of his racism, the State Bar of Georgia's president, Bob Kauffman, said the bar's use of Wilson in an educational tour for students is different.