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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, 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

TRU Hires Shannon Bock As Assistant Operations Manager

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 09, 2015

Gavin Gray Returns to Baker & McKenzie as North American Regional Operating Officer

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : October 08, 2015

While at Perkins Coie, Gray won Legaltech News's 2013 CIO of the Year award.

Morgan Lewis and Exigent Announce Extension of Tech Alliance

Bill Kenealy : Legaltech News : October 07, 2015

Morgan Lewis will now offer their clients Exigent's contract lifecycle management solution, Chameleon.

Judge Drops Graduates' Deception Class Action Against Florida Coastal School of Law

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 07, 2015

A federal judge dismisses a class action filed by graduates alleging the Jacksonville law school misled them about their job opportunities after graduation.

Venable Hires Top Obama Administration Official for Non-Lawyer Cybersecurity Role

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 07, 2015

The hire is an example of how law firms often have a multidisciplinary team in place that includes non-lawyers.

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 04, 2015

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Ex-Skadden Associate Beats Out Firm for Police Monitor Job

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

A former Skadden and Quinn Emanuel associate who joined a nonprofit police consulting firm will lead a team overseeing reforms at the Cleveland Division of Police. The department, which the Justice Department has accused of using a pattern of excessive force, has made national headlines for violent acts against local citizens.

Go Ahead, Yelp It: The FTC Sides With Customers Who Complain Online

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 30, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission is coming down against a Florida marketer alleged to have threatened its customers with legal action for writing negative reviews.

Covington Bolsters New LA Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 27, 2015

The co-head of a Los Angeles-based litigation boutique decamped for Covington & Burling, which opened in the city earlier this year; comings-and-goings at Ballard Spahr and White & Case; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : September 21, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Fried Frank Partner Joins PCAOB, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

David Hardison, co-head of Fried Frank's professional services defense and counseling practice, decamps in Washington, D.C.; Boies Schiller brings back a former partner and adds an employee benefits head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 17, 2015

A roundup of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Ronald Jacobs, 40

: The National Law Journal : September 14, 2015

Fitbit Throws Counterpunch at Jawbone in IP Feud

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 09, 2015

The fitness device maker has filed two patent suits this week against rival Jawbone, which is waging its own litigation campaign.

Feds Seek Contempt Sanctions Against Nonparty Firms

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 31, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants a federal judge in California to sanction several small law firms for violating an order that they aren't a party to. As a legal move, it's undeniably aggressive and possibly brilliant.

Big Canadian Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Hudson's Bay / Galeria; Sun Life / Bentall Kennedy; / PlentyofFish

Website Owners: No Safe Harbor from Copyright Liability

Linda Zirkelbach : Legaltech News : August 21, 2015

Boggs Estate Battles Woman Claiming Romantic Relationship

Zoe Tillman and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : August 20, 2015

The estate of Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. is locked in a legal battle with a woman who says she had a romantic and business relationship with the late super-lobbyist, the former head of Patton Boggs. The woman, local realtor Janine Davey Waxman, and Boggs' family have been fighting in courts in Maryland and Washington this year over the settlement of his estate, court records show.

Judge: Lawsuit Over 'Exploding' Caterpillar Generators in Brazil Stays in Miami

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : August 11, 2015

A federal judge in Miami rejects a motion by Caterpillar to move a $50 million case to Brazil, calling it a "last-ditch effort" by the company. A Brazilian power plant operator claims faulty Caterpillar generators exploded.

INADMISSIBLE: Trial Lawyer Billy Martin's Next Steps

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

The firms around him have merged, failed and moved, but celebrity trial lawyer William "Billy" Martin hasn't changed his practice. Plus more in this week's column.

Venable Not Liable for Alleged 'Puffery' by Firm Lawyers

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 31, 2015

A federal judge in Washington this week dismissed negligence claims against Venable, finding that supposed "puffery" by firm attorneys about what they could achieve for a former client wasn't enough to support the allegations.

Class Certified in Provigil Antitrust Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : July 28, 2015

A federal judge has certified a class of direct purchasers of the drug Provigil in their antitrust case against generic drug makers Ranbaxy Laboratories and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Boies Schiller to Abandon Suburbs for Downtown D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 28, 2015

One of the few Am Law 100 law firms in Washington located far from the central business district is moving. Boies, Schiller & Flexner, whose D.C. lawyers work in a building near the Maryland border, plans to move to New York Avenue and 14th Street downtown in the late summer or fall next year.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : July 27, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Who's Winning Pay-for-Delay Suits Against Drugmakers?

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : July 21, 2015

Huge potential damages make these suits a tempting new target for plaintiffs lawyers. But they shouldn't expect easy victories.

Venable, Wachtell Make Match With Dating Site Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 17, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms and a pair of Canadian shops have picked up work on a pickup site deal that will see Barry Diller-backed The Match Group buy PlentyofFish Media for $575 million in cash.

Dickstein Shapiro's Top Insurance Lawyer, 9 Others in LA to Leave Firm

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 17, 2015

Kirk Pasich, one of few rainmakers left at Dickstein Shapiro and a nationally known insurance litigator, will pull his practice group from the D.C.-based law firm, according to five people familiar with his plans. Pasich and nine other Dickstein lawyers will join Liner LLP, two of the people said.

Eric Holder Jr.'s Next Challenges

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 13, 2015

Eric Holder Jr.'s next two years at Covington & Burling, the firm where he worked before becoming U.S. attorney general, may be a smooth transition for one of the Obama administration's most high-profile officials turning to private practice in corporate law.

Kramer Levin, Gibson Dunn Prevail in Puerto Rico Bond Battle

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : July 07, 2015

In what is likely the leading edge of a rash of multibillion-dollar disputes involving the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the first round has gone to a group of bondholders.

D.C. Moves

: The National Law Journal : July 06, 2015

A roundup of Washington, D.C. lateral moves and promotions.