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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 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, 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

Anchorage office head Jahna Lindemuth was profiled in The Am Law Daily last year when she helped secure the release of one of the Fairbanks Four.

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."

Movers

: 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.

Movers

: 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.

Lateral Litigators: May's Most Impressive Moves

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 01, 2016

Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., were hot markets for lateral litigators in May, with firms including Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Morrison & Foerster; and Bracewell coming out on top. Here are The Lit Daily's picks for the most notable litigator moves in May.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : May 30, 2016

Lateral moves, new arrivals, and a new practice group in this week's column.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Keen to Create Mega REIT

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2016

Just in time for Memorial Day, four Am Law 100 firms sought to stoke and celebrate their transactional expertise by advising on an $8.4 billion combination of two leading real estate investment trusts.

Morrison Cohen

Roy Strom : The National Law Journal : May 23, 2016

The firm's litigation practice last year won a notable series of court victories that will allow client EPR Properties to build a casino development in upstate New York.

Sheppard Mullin's Growth Surge Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 23, 2016

Steptoe & Johnson's Korea practice co-head finds a new home; a Bryan Cave practice leader joins the Kentucky Derby; a longtime Paul Weiss litigator becomes a regulator; Perkins Coie hires from Microsoft; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lessons From a Jerk.com

Jennifer Williams-Alvarez : Corporate Counsel : May 15, 2016

Even if a company's website doesn't expressly mislead consumers, the Federal Trade Commission may still go after it because the “net impression” is deceiving.

In Anti-ADR Rule, What's Good for Plaintiffs Bar Is Good for Defense

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 05, 2016

No prudent banking lawyer will admit it, but more class actions means more business for both sides.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Former Venable Life Sciences Head Publishes Memoir

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : April 26, 2016

Michael Gollin, a Venable partner, has turned his experience living with the debilitative disease ALS into a series of reflections on life and his work.

Davis Polk Hires Ex-Cravath Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 25, 2016

Ronald Cami heads to Davis Polk & Wardwell in Silicon Valley; Davis Wright Tremaine adds a former top federal prosecutor; another Bracewell partner departs; a new IP boutique forms inside the Beltway; and other key additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

CFPB Overstepped Power in College Accreditation Inquiry, Judge Finds

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : April 21, 2016

A federal judge in Washington dealt a blow on Thursday to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigative authority, ruling that the agency strayed outside its jurisdiction when it demanded information last year from an accreditor of for-profit colleges.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

CFPB Wants Companies in Lawsuit Outed

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : April 14, 2016

Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision to keep secret the identities of several credit counseling companies that sued the agency.

New FTC Tool Could Lead to More Scrutiny on Mobile Health App Developers

Ed Silverstein : Legaltech News : April 13, 2016

The web-based compliance tool is aimed at educating developers of mobile health apps about the various laws and regulations that they must comply with.

Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 13, 2016

Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.