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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 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.

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 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

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.

Coffeemaker Patent Case Transferred to Delaware

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 30, 2016

A federal judge in Virginia has transferred a patent dispute between a subsidiary of Nestle Holdings and a foreign company to the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, saying Wilmington is the more convenient venue to try the case.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : March 21, 2016

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

Who Will Take Driver's Seat on Car Tech?

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : March 18, 2016

Makers of self-driving cars want federal regulators, not state, to pave the road. Privacy advocates, meanwhile, want to rein in collection of car-and-driver data.

Hee-Hee! Big Firms and Boutiques Moonwalk to Michael Jackson Sale

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Greenberg Traurig, Venable, White & Case and two top Los Angeles-based boutiques are advising on a $750 million thriller—the sale by Michael Jackson's estate of a 50 percent stake in a joint venture with music giant Sony Corp. of America.

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

INADMISSIBLE: Scholars Urge Senate Action on SCOTUS

: The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

More than 350 legal scholars last week called on the Senate to fulfill its constitutional obligation to consider President Barack Obama's upcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 14, 2016

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

Mayer Brown Pulls Another 10 Partners From K&L Gates

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 07, 2016

Remember when, two weeks ago, Mayer Brown hired five consumer-finance partners from K&L Gates? Count another 10 partners in the raid. Mayer Brown made the lateral hire announcement Monday morning with a list of 10 consumer-finance partners. The departures add to the heartburn K&L Gates has experienced this year with partner defections in Chicago, the West Coast and Washington.

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 02, 2016

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Venable Adds Trademark Lawyers

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 01, 2016

Firm hires partner Susan Hollander and two other IP lawyers from K&L Gates.

Morning Wrap: Apple Grilled | Texas Abortion Clinic Case

Michael A. Scarcella : Legal Times : March 01, 2016

From your Morning Wrap: Apple GC Bruce Sewell testifies about data encryption, the justices are set to hear a major abortion case today and Polsinelli grabs 44 intellectual property lawyers from Novak Druce. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

The Am Law 200, the Early Numbers: Arent Fox Weathers Slowdown Amid Some Growth

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 22, 2016

Last year wasn't as good to Arent Fox as its previous five years. The Washington law firm had lukewarm growth in its gross revenue, revenue per lawyer and net income. Profits per partner, at $935,000, stayed the same compared to the previous year. Gross revenue increased about 2 percent to $282.5 million. Revenue per lawyer gained $10,000, to $810,000. And net income hit $100 million, a 2 percent increase from 2014, the firm told The American Lawyer this month.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Arnold & Porter's Revenue Shrinks by $45M

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 18, 2016

Arnold & Porter's total revenues sunk by nearly $45 million in 2015 compared to the previous year because of the end of two major matters and the firm's failure to replace them. "That was disappointing to us," firm chairman Richard Alexander said.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Hogan Lovells' Growth Hampered by Currency Exchange Rates

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2016

Blame the currencies. Hogan Lovells felt a slight increase in gross revenue and a slide in revenue per lawyer in 2015 compared to the previous year. Yet both totals in U.S. dollars would look much higher had the euro and the British pound not declined in value, the firm said.Revenue grew from $1.779 billion in 2014 to $1.82 billion in 2015, an increase of 2.3 percent, Hogan Lovells reported to The American Lawyer this month. Revenue per lawyer declined by 4 percent, or $30,276, to $723,698.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Covington's Double Down on Investments Causes Dip in Profits

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 10, 2016

Covington & Burling's partnership has become accustomed to the rebuilding year. Although revenue has grown for six straight years, profits have gone down, then up, then down again in the past three years. In 2015, the firm experienced 5 percent growth in gross revenue, to $742.5 million. It was a $33.5 million increase from the year before. Revenue per lawyer was up 2 percent, to $935,000. Yet profits per partner sunk four percent, to $1,275,000, or a $60,000 decrease from 2014, the firm told The National Law Journal this month.

The Am Law 100, The Early Numbers: Steptoe's Turn-Around Cuts Lawyers Yet Grows Revenue

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 09, 2016

Sometimes law firms have to have bad years before they have good. At Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, 2015 finally brought the latter. "We set a plan and it's working," said Phil West, after his second year as firm chairman. In fiscal year 2015, the firm grew its gross revenue by $5 million to $357.5 million, a 1.4 percent increase, the firm reported to the American Lawyer this month. Revenue per lawyer rose by $40,000 to $955,000. And profits per partner were up $30,000 to $940,000.

Bancroft

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

A billion-dollar win is good, and a $2 billion win is so much better.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Venable Crosses $1M Partner-Profit Threshold

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

Venable co-managing partner Lindsay Meyer talks up the firm's slow and steady approach to growth. Yet again in 2015—for the third year in a row—Venable's revenue grew much faster than the wider legal industry. Gross revenue, at $477 million last year, increased by 7.9 percent compared to the previous year's $442 million. Revenue per lawyer increased by almost 2 percent, from $785,000 to $800,000. And profits per partner jumped almost $100,000, from $970,000 to $1.06 million.

Movers: Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : February 08, 2016

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

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Halts Chobani Ads Against Competitors' 'Bad Stuff'

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : February 02, 2016

A federal judge has ordered Chobani to halt advertisements for its new lower-calorie yogurt in which it accuses Dannon and Yoplait of putting dangerous chemicals into their competing products.