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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

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.


: 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.

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Car Talk: Sharp Turns Ahead

Jenna Greene : New Jersey Law Journal : December 10, 2014

Feds' vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) tech plan stirs privacy, security debate.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

In-House Counsel Profile: The Beer Institute's Mary Jane Saunders

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle and Hastert Dish on Politics, Regs

: The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert last week offered a broad assessment of the regulatory landscape — and politics — in Washington as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate and vie for the White House. Plus more in this week's column.

Pillsbury Lawyers to See 'Radical Change' in New Office

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's downsizing to a new office building Monday follows a number of Washington firms that have reduced their footprints in recent years. The new D.C. building feels so small, you can stand near its main reception area to see views out of all four exterior walls.

District AG Irvin Nathan to Return to Arnold & Porter

Katelyn Polantz and Mike Sacks : Legal Times : December 05, 2014

Irvin Nathan, the District of Columbia's last attorney general appointed by a mayor, has rejoined Arnold & Porter as senior counsel.

Morning Wrap: Jones Day's Bankruptcy Billing, Feds Begin Eric Garner Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : December 04, 2014

Jones Day's billing for Detroit bankruptcy work, the national response to the Eric Garner grand jury, and Michael Hausfeld gets a spread in Playboy: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit

Not Everyone Loves Vaudeville

Julie Triedman : Corporate Counsel : December 01, 2014

An appeals court vacated sanctions against a product liability lawyer for going overboard in his closing arguments.

Venable Sues Ex-Client Over $300K in Legal Fees

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : December 01, 2014

Venable is suing a former client over the collection of more than $300,000 in legal fees. The complaint alleges New Jersey-based Overseas Lease Group Inc. “fraudulently induced” the firm to agree to replace Wiley Rein in a government-contracts case in federal claims court.

Car Talk: Sharp Turns Ahead

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : December 01, 2014

A host of difficult legal issues threaten to stall a tentative proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that would require new cars and trucks to come equipped with such vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems by 2019.

Bingham McCutchen Diaspora Brings Bevy of Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

Day Pitney, Proskauer Rose, Seyfarth Shaw, Venable and insurance giant Travelers are the latest to benefit from an exodus of Bingham McCutchen partners not headed to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. The Am Law Daily is taking a holiday break from its regular compilation of notable hires from across the Am Law 200 spectrum to focus on Bingham McCutchen, a once storied firm that will seek the bulk of its assets folded into a now 2,000-lawyer Morgan Lewis.

750 Attorneys From Bingham McCutchen to Join Morgan Lewis

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2014

In addition to the 226 Bingham McCutchen partners it was announced were headed to Morgan Lewis a little more than a week ago, Morgan Lewis will take on 525 other lawyers, legal professionals and staffers. About 100 attorneys are joining Morgan Lewis' 175-lawyer practice in New York City.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Clement and Laurence Tribe Team Up

: The National Law Journal : November 24, 2014

In a not-so-subtle hint that it's prepared to fight, the American Clinical Laboratory Association last week announced it has hired longtime U.S. Supreme Court advocate Paul Clement and constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe to challenge federal regulators. Plus more in this week's column.

DOJ Wins Suit Over Contract for Terrorist Screening Center

Nate Beck : Legal Times : November 19, 2014

A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a company's claims that a competitor's low-bid $59.3 million offer to staff a terrorist screening center violated bidding regulations.

D.C. Circuit Saves Merits of CFPB Challenges for Another Day

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : November 19, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit spent several hours on Wednesday weighing whether corporations and state attorneys general had legal standing to challenge the existence of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Board, the merits of their challenges notwithstanding.