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Venable LLP

  • Designation: Washington
  • Head Count: 596
  • Gross Revenues: $477,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $800,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,060,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

Venable is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Venable has 596 attorneys and is the 72nd largest firm in the United States.  With $477,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 66th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2015 Global 100 survey, Venable ranked as the 81st 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 66 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 66 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 73 4 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 111 -20 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 119 14 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 38 6 Summer programs

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Court Rules Facebook Stock Lawsuit Can Proceed

Ross Todd : The Recorder : July 11, 2016

An appellate court on Monday gave new life to a lawsuit accusing law firm Venable and former partner David Meyer of helping a con man who claimed to have a line on pre-IPO Facebook stock pilfer $11 million.

ESG Capital Partners, LP v. Stratos

: The Recorder : July 11, 2016

Warner Bros. Smacked for Deceptive Video Game Promotions

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : July 11, 2016

On Monday, the FTC showed that a company can make disclosures about native advertising but still fall short of being fair to customers. The agency reached a settlement with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. over allegations the company failed to clearly disclose that it paid online "influencers" for videos promoting "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor," a video game loosely based on The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Dinners With Dad, Beach Volleyball Got These Lawyers Through Bar Exam Prep

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2016

As thousands of law graduates across the country are preparing for the test this summer, we asked prominent Washington lawyers who made it through to the other side to share their quirky rituals or behaviors that helped them succeed.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Alaska Taps Dorsey Partner as New AG

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2016

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Real Estate Law & Practice

: New York Law Journal : June 27, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Don't Ignore Liquor License Issues in Transactions," "Standing the Test of 'Time Is of the Essence'," "Policy Change for Offerings of Out-of-State Condominiums in New York" and "Paths Forward for Multifamily Properties and Conversions to Residential Use."


: The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

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

Dentons' Africa Head Leaves Global Giant for Boutique

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2016

Thomas Laryea, co-chair of Dentons' global government sector and former head of the firm's Africa initiative, has joined a new shop specializing in the diverse legal needs of African governments and diaspora from the continent.

How Should the Government Handle Zero Day Vulnerabilities?

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : June 20, 2016

The federal government should formalize the process it uses to disclose vulnerabilities to vendors and make that process more transparent, experts say.


: The National Law Journal : June 20, 2016

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

For-Profit College Accreditor Faces Existential Regulatory Threat

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2016

The U.S. Education Department is taking steps to strip its recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a move that could jeopardize future federal aid to 243 institutions, many of them for-profit colleges.

Judge Refuses to Unmask Companies That Anonymously Sued CFPB

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : June 15, 2016

A federal judge on Wednesday kept secret the names of five companies that sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last year, standing by an earlier decision to release basic details in the case but protect the targets of the agency's investigation from the "substantial harm" of public disclosure.

Key Lessons for GCs From Two FCPA Cases

Sue Reisinger and Ed Silverstein : Corporate Counsel : June 13, 2016

The Justice Department revealed how it reached decisions under its new pilot enforcement program.

Deal Watch: Paul Weiss Ponies Up in Skyscraper Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2016

The $1.65 billion sale of New York's 1285 Sixth Avenue saw more than 50 partners from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison—a key tenant in the office tower—invest roughly $10 million in the transaction.