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75 Venable attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012. New additions to this year’s list include:

John F. Cooney – Administrative/Regulatory Law
Jeffrey D. Knowles– Advertising Law
Sharon A. Kroupa – Corporate Governance Law
Douglas H. Green – Environmental Law
Gregory A. Cross – Litigation – Bankruptcy
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum – Nonprofit Law
Davis V.R. Sherman – Public Finance Law
Courtney G. Capute – Real Estate Law
Susan T. Edlavitch – Tax Law

Venable attorneys who are celebrating their 20th year as Best Lawyers include:

Bryson L. Cook
Philip M. Horowitz
George W. Johnston
Peter P. Parvis
Jeffrey J. Radowich
James D. Wright

The lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas as a result of the votes they receive from their peers.

The complete list of Venable attorneys honored as The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 follows. Years next to each lawyers' name indicate the first year in which he/she was included in Best Lawyers:

Administrative / Regulatory Law
John F. Cooney (2012)

Advertising Law
Gary D. Hailey (2009)
Jeffrey D. Knowles (2012)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Stephen K. Gallagher (2007)
Lawrence A. Katz (2006)
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Bet-the-Company Litigation
William D. Dolan III (2003)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)
James L. Shea (1995)

Commercial Litigation
James K. Archibald (2006)
William D. Dolan III (2003)
James E. Gray (2006)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)
James L. Shea (1995)
Paul F. Strain (2006)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Construction Law
A. Wayne Lalle, Jr. (2007)

Corporate Compliance Law
Wallace E. Christner (2007)

Corporate Governance Law
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Sharon A. Kroupa (2012)

Corporate Law
Michael J. Baader (2007)
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Elizabeth R. Hughes (2006)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
William D. Dolan III (2003)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Judson W. Starr (2001)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Kenneth R. Hoffman (2006)
Barbara E. Schlaff (2006)
Martha Jo Wagner (2008)
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Employment Law - Management
Robert G. Ames (2006)
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Maurice N. Baskin (2008)
Todd J. Horn (2009)
George W. Johnston (1993)
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Energy Law
Marta D. Harting (2006)

Environmental Law
Joseph G. Block (2010)
Douglas H. Green (2012)
Thomas M. Lingan (2011)
Robert G. Smith (1989)
Margaret N. Strand (2006)

FDA Law
David G. Adams (2007)

Financial Services Regulation Law
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Health Care Law
Constance H. Baker (1995)
Peter P. Parvis (1993)

International Trade and Finance Law
Bryson L. Cook (1993)

Labor Law - Management
Robert G. Ames (2006)
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Maurice N. Baskin (2008)
George W. Johnston (1993)
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Land Use & Zoning Law
Robert A. Hoffman (2011)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Brian J. O'Connor (2006)
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Litigation - Banking & Finance
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Litigation - Bankruptcy
Gregory A. Cross (2012)
Stephen K. Gallagher (2007)
Lawrence A. Katz (2006)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Litigation - Construction
A. Wayne Lalle, Jr. (2007)

Litigation - Environmental
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. (2009)
Thomas M. Lingan (2011)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Robert G. Smith (1989)
Judson W. Starr (2001)
Margaret N. Strand (2006)

Litigation - ERISA
Martha Jo Wagner (2008)

Litigation - Intellectual Property
William D. Coston (2009)
William D. Dolan III (2003)
James E. Gray (2006)

Litigation - Labor & Employment
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Maurice N. Baskin (2008)
Todd J. Horn (2009)
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Robert A. Hoffman (2011)

Litigation - Patent
James K. Archibald (2006)
William D. Coston (2009)

Litigation - Real Estate
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
William D. Dolan III (2003)

Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Bruce R. Parker (2010)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Michael J. Baader (2007)
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Thomas W. France (2008)
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006)

Non-Profit/Charities Law
Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006)
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (2012)
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Personal Injury Litigation
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
James E. Gray (2006)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Product Liability Litigation
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Public Finance Law
James E. Cumbie (2008)
Davis V.R. Sherman (2012)

Real Estate Law
Courtney G. Capute (2012)
Lawrence H. Gesner (2007)
Robert G. Gottlieb (2006)
Jan K. Guben (2006)
Philip M. Horowitz (1993)
Thomas E. D. Millspaugh (2008)
Kevin L. Shepherd (2006)
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)
Edward L. Wender (2010)
James D. Wright (1993)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

Tax Law
Walter R. Calvert (2007)
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Susan T. Edlavitch (2012)
Robert H. Geis, Jr. (2010)
Brian J. O'Connor (2006)
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Technology Law
Mark B. Harrison (2010)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Julie A. Petruzzelli (2008)
Michael A. Sartori (2008)

Trusts and Estates
Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006)
Jeanne L. Newlon (2008)
Jeffrey J. Radowich (1993)
A. Christopher Sega (2006)
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)

Venture Capital Law
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)