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- Designation: Washington
- Head Count: 564
- Gross Revenues: $442,000,000
- Revenue Per Lawyer: $785,000
- Profits Per Partner: $970,000
- Year Over Year Change: 3
Venable is a Baltimore-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Venable has 564 attorneys and is the 73rd largest firm in the United States. With $442,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 68th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking. On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Venable ranked as the 83rd highest grossing law firm in the world. The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, MD, NY and VA.
In the News
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Fox Rothschild Chief Privacy Officer Mark McCreary weighs in on the latest developments in the legal cybersecurity space.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015
The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on Marriott International's $12.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a deal that if completed will create the world's largest hotel company.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2015
Detroit-based Dickinson Wright launches a health care affiliate; Duane Morris hires a diversity leader; Quinn Emanuel starts a class action practice in Australia; Sidley expands in Los Angeles; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 05, 2015
Judge Haywood Gilliam said helping two companies hire the same executive likely wouldn't create an obvious conflict.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015
After several months of partner losses, K&L Gates continues a recent hiring spree by adding four partners on two continents; another bolt-on by Dinsmore & Shohl; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : November 04, 2015
The firm simultaneously represented a Bay Area startup and the larger tech firm accused of sabotaging its business.
Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : November 02, 2015
The judge in the first pharmaceutical pay-for-delay trial since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such deals might violate antitrust law had a big surprise for Venable litigator J. Douglas Baldridge.
: The National Law Journal : October 30, 2015
"I just show up in court and wing it," said no Winning Litigator—ever. But the lawyers in our special report bring more to the table than just meticulous preparation.
Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : October 30, 2015
Social media opens new frontiers—and poses new questions—in jury selection.
Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 28, 2015
The D.C. Bar will pay an estimated $70 million to build a 100,000-square-foot building in downtown Washington to serve at its new home.
MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : October 26, 2015
Law firm profits may be rising, but rents are rising even faster, according to a new report by commercial real estate services company Jones Lang LaSalle.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015
One of the most surprising results of this year's National Law Journal Influence 50 lobbying survey was the number of law firms that counted almost $100 million or more in revenue from work intended to influence federal policy.
: The National Law Journal : October 26, 2015
President Barack Obama turned to academia last week to fill a pair of seats on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, nominating George Washington University Law School professor Lisa Fairfax and Hester Peirce, a senior research fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Plus more in this week's column.
C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : October 23, 2015
In the crosshairs of a secret federal investigation, companies can face a dilemma: challenge the agency and risk public exposure or keep everything confidential as investigators assert their authority. A Washington federal judge's ruling, published this week, kept the identities of the companies and an individual secret—some measure of comfort for businesses and their lawyers who are navigating consumer-protection enforcement by a relatively new agency that doesn't have much guidance yet from the courts.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 23, 2015
Simpson Thacher and Davis Polk divvy up fees from the largest IPO of 2015; a look at the nation's top legal lobbying shops; and other billables of note from throughout the Am Law 200 universe.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 22, 2015
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Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : October 20, 2015
Venable has reached a confidential settlement with a former client that the firm accused of failing to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees.
Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : October 20, 2015
Some—but not all—law firms do everything in public policy. Or at least they say they do. The National Law Journal asked firms in our Influence 50 survey to discuss what types of public policy work generated most of their revenues, and more than 20 firms replied with detailed lists of their lobbying and other services. Here are a few more highlights from what the 20 largest firms on the Influence 50 shared.
Ross Todd : The Recorder : October 19, 2015
Tired of endless discovery disputes, Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu ordered the parties to record their meet-and-confer talks, and didn't like what she heard.
Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 13, 2015
Foley & Lardner, Katten Muchin Rosenman and Orrick poach partners from Paul Hastings; Kirkland & Ellis hires a new practice head in Washington, D.C.; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.
Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : October 12, 2015
A Washington lawyer is the latest patron of restaurant Fig & Olive to sue the restaurant for alleged food poisoning. Five lawsuits have been filed in federal courts in D.C. and Los Angeles.
Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 12, 2015
Another law firm has chosen to forgo packing up and starting anew. After a three-year-long real estate search, Steptoe & Johnson LLP says it has re-signed its lease for another 15 years. It has been in the building on Connecticut Avenue near Dupont Circle for 30 years.
Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 09, 2015
Zach Warren : Legaltech News : October 08, 2015
While at Perkins Coie, Gray won Legaltech News's 2013 CIO of the Year award.
Bill Kenealy : Legaltech News : October 07, 2015
Morgan Lewis will now offer their clients Exigent's contract lifecycle management solution, Chameleon.
Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 07, 2015
A federal judge dismisses a class action filed by graduates alleging the Jacksonville law school misled them about their job opportunities after graduation.
Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : October 07, 2015
The hire is an example of how law firms often have a multidisciplinary team in place that includes non-lawyers.
Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 04, 2015
Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.
Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015
A former Skadden and Quinn Emanuel associate who joined a nonprofit police consulting firm will lead a team overseeing reforms at the Cleveland Division of Police. The department, which the Justice Department has accused of using a pattern of excessive force, has made national headlines for violent acts against local citizens.
Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : September 30, 2015
The Federal Trade Commission is coming down against a Florida marketer alleged to have threatened its customers with legal action for writing negative reviews.