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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Venable ranked as the 99th 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 Churn: 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.

The Churn: 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.

Did GM Rouse its Regulator?

David Hechler : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

A government safety agency, often overmatched, finally flexes a muscle.

Fee Tracker: Comic-Con, Cooperstown and El Pollo Loco

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 30, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop reaps the benefits from San Diego's Comic-Con, Patterson Belknap brings in the bacon from the Baseball Hall of Fame, Skadden's crazy chicken windfall and the dollar values associated with other Am Law 200 clients in our latest look at legal billings.

Judge Tosses Air Rights Suit Against Art Students League

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2014

Three months after refusing to block the Art Students League of New York's $31.8 million transfer of air rights over its historic West 57th Street building, Manhattan Acing Supreme Court Justice Melvin Schweitzer has disposed of a suit challenging the sale brought derivatively by a segment of the league's membership.

Judge Finds No Triable Dispute in Board's Vote Over Air Rights

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : July 29, 2014

Three months after refusing to block the Art Students League of New York's $31.8 million transfer of air rights over its historic West 57th Street building, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Melvin Schweitzer has disposed of a suit challenging the sale brought derivatively by a segment of the league's membership.

Plaintiffs: $9B Verdict Against Drugmakers is Fair

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : July 28, 2014

Plaintiffs who won $9 billion in punitive damages in the first federal bellwether trial over diabetes drug Actos said the verdict should be upheld because there is no bright-line rule that punitive damages have to be in a single-digit ratio with compensatory damages.

N.J. Appeals Court Orders $175K Frivolous Litigation Sanction

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 25, 2014

A New Jersey appeals court has ordered the plaintiffs in a business dispute to pay a $175,000 sanction for fees racked up by lawyers in two states battling what was determined to be frivolous litigation.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: "It's been good for law firms," said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

At 3, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Hits Stride

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : July 21, 2014

Lawyers who practice before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau agree on one thing: “It's been good for law firms,” said Ballard Spahr partner Alan Kaplinsky. Created by the Dodd-Frank Act, the agency turned 3 years old Monday.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 21, 2014

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

D.C. Attorney General Candidates List Grows

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : July 16, 2014

Five Washington lawyers so far have announced their candidacy for District of Columbia attorney general, including Perkins Coie partner Lorelie Masters and Venable partner Karl Racine.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Circuit Judge's Trial Court Ties

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : July 14, 2014

Judge Robert Wilkins has donned two robes, figuratively speaking, since his January confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He took on a full appellate caseload after moving from the federal trial court in Washington, where he'd served since 2010, to the D.C. Circuit. But he hasn't left the trial bench altogether.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : July 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

The Churn: Venable Expands in L.A., Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 08, 2014

A day after Hogan Lovells and Squire Patton Boggs started the third quarter with mergers abroad, Venable has gotten into the tie-up game by picking up seven lawyers from Los Angeles litigation boutique Weingarten Brown. The Am Law Daily looks at those moves and more in our latest tally of Am Law 200 hires.

July 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : July 01, 2014

Real Estate Law & Practice

: New York Law Journal : June 30, 2014

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Limiting Liability in Design and Construction Contracts," "When Art Meets Building: A Primer on the Visual Artists Rights Act," "Condominium Formation in New York" and "Not Everything Is Guaranteed in Landlord-Tenant Guaranties."