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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

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, IL, 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

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : February 27, 2015

Seven firms announce new additions.

Pryor, Former Arkansas Senator, Going to Venable

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : February 27, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor plans to join the law firm Venable, according to three people with knowledge of the lobbying industry.

Ropes & Gray Ramps Up in Data Security, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 24, 2015

A data privacy expert joins Ropes & Gray on the West Coast; a former Bingham McCutchen practice leader lands at Mayer Brown; Epstein Becker & Green's 15-lawyer raid lands it an office in Princeton; Cleary Gottlieb hires a former Sullivan & Cromwell tax partner and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Post-Congress Job Hunt

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 23, 2015

A month and a half after Congress set free almost 50 former House members and a dozen former Senators, the courtship is hot.

Reality Check: Doing Business in Cuba

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : February 19, 2015

As relations between the U.S. and Cuba begin to thaw, it's still not time for companies to advertise or do much business there.

Firm Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 17, 2015

Big firms take on more partners from Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer; Dentons heads to Northern Virginia; King & Spalding snags a rival's IP litigation co-head; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 17, 2015

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

In Limitations of Liability, Don't Overdo It

Joshua Kaufman : Corporate Counsel : February 10, 2015

Problems arise when an entity tries to draft a limitation of liability that is so broad that it goes against public policy and state statutes.

Holland & Knight Heads to Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 10, 2015

Fresh off successful financial years in 2014, Holland & Knight opens a Denver office with six lawyers from Lathrop & Gage; Akin plucks a practice leader from Paul Hastings; Covington & Burling adds a former federal prosecutor; a handful of departures from Dickstein Shapiro; Kirkland & Ellis grows in London; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

An Early Look at The 2015 Am Law 100

: The American Lawyer : February 09, 2015

The Am Law Daily's early coverage of 2014 financial results of The Am Law 100/200 includes an examination into what's going on behind the numbers. This list will be updated as new results become available. Final rankings and full results for The Am Law 100 will be published in The American Lawyer's May 2015 issue and The Am Law Second Hundred will be published in the June issue.

States Scramble to Tighten Vaccine Laws

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2015

Legislatures push to restrict exemptions, but opponents argue that personal freedoms are jeopardized.

Venable Boasts Record Revenue and Profits in 2014

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : February 06, 2015

For Venable, 2014 was a strong year across the board, with an 8 percent rise in gross revenue and a 9 percent increase in net income, yielding profits per partner of $970,000.

Fourth Circuit Trashes $600M 'Spam Trap' Case Against Kraft

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 05, 2015

The appeals court ruled that a company that intentionally solicited spam emails can't seek more than $600 million from Kraft Foods Inc. and another defendant just because they took the bait.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 02, 2015

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

More Than a Honk

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : February 01, 2015

Allowing cars to 'talk' to each other could save lives, but it's not that easy.

Former Rep. Jim Moran Plans to Bring Appropriations Lobbying to McDermott

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 28, 2015

Former Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia is joining McDermott Will & Emery, according to two people familiar with the hire. Moran's announcement, likely to come in February, is another of the early movements of former members joining lobbying firms.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

Cross Examination

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2015

Bar Foundation mock trial participation leads to legal career and Supreme Court case.

Venable Faces Malpractice Claims Over SEC Action

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2015

The former target of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation is suing Venable for malpractice over claims that the firm failed to take steps that would have prevented the agency from getting involved.

Market for Patent Litigators Remains Strong Despite Troll Thrashing

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 23, 2015

Patent filings dropped after Supreme Court rulings, but firms still see high demand for a long-hot practice.

People in the News - Dec. 31, 2014 - Congressman Gerlach to Join Venable

: The Legal Intelligencer : December 31, 2014

Departing Congressman Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., is set to join Venable LLP.

Venable, ACLU Earn $590K in Legal Fees in Racial-Profiling Dispute

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 30, 2014

A Baltimore County circuit court judge last week awarded three Venable partners and an attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union $590,000 for their pro bono work for the Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches.

Legal Business: Climate Unsettled

Katelyn Polantz and Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : December 29, 2014

2014 was tumultuous for law firms — several didn't live to see 2015, or held on via mergers.

Pa. Congressman Joins Venable in D.C., Del. Offices

: Delaware Law Weekly : December 24, 2014

Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach is joining Venable LLP as a partner in the legislative and government affairs group in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Va. Law License Change Encourages Out-of-State Lawyers

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 24, 2014

A recent rule change on legal licensing in Virginia means more lawyers could cross the Potomac River, or at least take on clients in the state.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Lawyers See Business Opportunity in Obama's Cuba Opening

Andrew Ramonas and Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 17, 2014

The U.S. business community is largely divided on the benefits of rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, with industries including cigar retailers hesitant to embrace President Barack Obama's diplomatic opening.

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: 'Radical Change' at New Pillsbury Office

: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The downsizing to a new office building follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. Plus more in this week's column.