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Venable LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 533
  • Gross Revenues: $409,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $770,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $905,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 5

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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 $409,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 71st on The American Lawyer's 2014 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, London, MD, NY, TX and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 71 5 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 71 5 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 Careerist: Is This Subject Off-Limits?

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

In a lighthearted blog post, I mentioned a lawyer's sex appeal. Blowback!

Bingham's Biggest Rainmakers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2014

As Bingham McCutchen mulls a merger with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a key factor in clinching any deal will be the participation of certain rainmakers. The Am Law Daily has a look at those individuals, some of whom have left the firm, and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200, such as significant acquisitions by Armstrong Teasdale in Denver, Fox Rothschild in Dallas and Quarles & Brady in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : September 29, 2014

U.S. ex rel. O'Donnell v. Countrywide; In re AIG 2008 Securities Litigation; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; Gilead v. La Roche; O'Bannon v. NCAA

INADMISSIBLE: Denied Appointment, Adegbile Joins Wilmer

: The National Law Journal : September 22, 2014

Civil rights advocate Debo Adegbile is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a litigator in the New York office, the firm said last week. Plus more in this week's column.

On The Move

: The Recorder : September 22, 2014

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

Freshfields Adds Four But Loses One, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 20, 2014

The Magic Circle firm's New York hiring spree continued, although one partner has left the London-based legal giant's office in Washington, D.C., for a top in-house job at Chevron. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dentons' New LatAm CEO Eyes Mergers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Jorge Alers, a former head of the Latin American practice at two Am Law 100 firms and most recently general counsel for the Inter-American Development Bank, is on the lookout for potential combinations as the new CEO of Dentons' Latin American and Caribbean group. The Am Law Daily takes an in-house focused look at the latest round of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Takeover Battle Highlights Skadden's Inversion Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 17, 2014

Four Am Law 100 firms are facing off in a $2.2 billion takeover fight involving Endo International's bid to acquire Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, a deal that would stymie a $345 million tax inversion deal forged by the latter this summer with Canadian biotechnology firm QLT. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which is currently advising Auxilium, has also done inversion work for Endo.

Venable Says It Will Move to New D.C. Building Four Blocks North

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 17, 2014

Another Washington law firm will relocate near Mt. Vernon Square. Venable, among the city's 20 largest law offices, announced Wednesday it will move to 600 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. in early 2017.

Morris Manning Advises On $3B REIT Deal

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 12, 2014

Morris Manning & Martin is handling another multi-billion dollar REIT transaction. Partner Lauren Prevost is leading a 14-lawyer team advising Cole Corporate Income Trust (CCIT) on its $3.1 billion sale to Select Income REIT, a larger, publicly traded real estate investment trust.

D.C. Circuit Judge Robert Wilkins Sworn In

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 12, 2014

Judge Robert Wilkins was formally sworn in on Friday as the 61st judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit at a ceremony dedicated to the African American judges who preceded Wilkins on the bench.

Venable Appeals Win for Generics in Hospira Sedative Fight

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : September 08, 2014

Less than three weeks after halting drugmakers Mylan and Par Pharma from selling generic versions of Hospira's blockbuster sedative Precedex, a judge in Baltimore performed an unexpected about-face that allows the generics to resume sales.

Qui Tam, Class Action Cases Against Merck Proceed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 08, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has allowed the majority of claims to proceed against Merck & Co. in a qui tam suit and related antitrust putative class action over the company's testing and government sales of its mumps vaccine.

The Careerist: Another Big Law Partner Weds Hottie

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : September 05, 2014

The loves and lusts of members of the bar. News and gossip roundup.

Lawyers and the Ice Bucket Challenge: A Video Collection

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 29, 2014

Since Venable's firmwide ice-bucket challenge soaked their terrace two weeks ago, we've found a collection of other ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from prominent firms and lawyers.

Supreme Court Committees Reconstituted for 2014-2016

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 29, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Patton Boggs Diaspora Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 26, 2014

After a short stint at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, a pair of former Patton Boggs litigators have joined several former colleagues at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; a Sidley Austin litigation cochair goes in-house; a former Thelen firm leader retires; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Another Firm Iced: Arnold & Porter, Zuckerman Add Support to ALS Charity Campaign

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 22, 2014

Arnold & Porter and Zuckerman Spaeder were among a number of legal groups in Washington and elsewhere to take part in the ALS awareness-raising charity campaign that has gone viral on social-networking sites this month.

Katten, Kaye Scholer Skate to Islanders Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2014

Kaye Scholer is counseling the National Hockey League's New York Islanders on its reported $548 million sale to an investor group advised by Katten Muchin Rosenman that will take full control of the franchise in two years. The deal comes a week after Andrew Barroway, a former high-flying Philadelphia plaintiffs lawyer turned hedge fund executive, retained Blank Rome to sue the Islanders' current ownership after it allegedly reneged on a handshake deal to sell him the team.

Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

CDW Judges – Effective Sept. 1

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 15, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Wiretap Judges – Effective Sept. 1

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 15, 2014

Notice to the bar.

Dunked and Cold, But For a Good Cause

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 15, 2014

Venable dedicated an afternoon "ice-bucket challenge" to partner Michael Gollin as they raised money for research for the disease ALS.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Hausfeld of Hausfeld LLP and William Isaacson of Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 14, 2014

Hausfeld and Isaacson's landmark win in promises to transform the business of college sports—and the fate of the student athletes who play them.

Six Firms Assist on Latest Health Care REIT Merger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

Arnold & Porter, Sidley Austin, Shumaker Loop and a trio of leading Canadian firms are advising on a deal that will see Health Care REIT, the largest U.S. health care landlord by market value, acquire HealthLease Properties for $950 million. The transaction value could surge to $2.3 billion when accounting for sidecar deals with Mainstreet Property Group.

Willkie Preserves Copyright Win for Haitian Photographer

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 13, 2014

The ruling is the latest in a string of victories for photojournalist Daniel Morel and his lead trial lawyer, Joseph Baio of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, who may soon be financially rewarded for a case he's called a labor of love.

The Churn: Am Law Quartet Eyes New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 12, 2014

Dechert, LeClairRyan, Lowenstein Sandler and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman all announced plans for new offices within the past week, in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Pepper Hamilton Partner Returns to Public Service, Plus More Lateral Moves

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 08, 2014

Pepper Hamilton partner heads to the NYPD; Weil, Gotshal & Manges snags prominent bankruptcy partner from Kirkland & Ellis; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon brings aboard Gavel Babble columnist in our latest roundup of lateral moves in The Am Law 200.

Judge Against Rejects Cellphone 'Cramming' Settlement

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : August 05, 2014

For the second time this year, a Nebraska federal judge has rejected a class-action settlement in an alleged text-message "cramming" case, ruling that, among other things, the $3 million it offers is way too little for the estimated 31 million victims who may make up the class.

The Churn: Quinn Emanuel Partner Heads to Prague, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 01, 2014

A little less than three years after joining litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel from Mayer Brown, Andrew Schapiro, a former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. The Am Law Daily looks at Schapiro's career shift, along with other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.