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Record-tying 19 National Tier 1 rankings; 110 total national and metropolitan rankings


Washington, DC (November 1, 2016) – The 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Venable a Tier 1 firm in a record-tying 19 national practice areas. Overall, the firm was ranked in 110 practice areas at the national and metropolitan levels. It was also named Law Firm of the Year for Technology Law.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process, including the collection of client and attorney evaluations, peer review by leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney listed in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, for that particular location and practice.

Only one law firm is recognized as the Law Firm of the Year in each practice area ranked by "Best Law Firms." Winners are selected based on an impressive overall performance in the research process.

Earlier this year, 94 attorneys were named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including seven attorneys who were named "Lawyer of the Year" in Baltimore.

The full list of Venable's "Best Law Firm" rankings is below.

National Tier 1
Advertising Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Tax
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Baltimore Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Litigation - Tax
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles Tier 1
Tax Law 

New York City Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Washington, DC Tier 1
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Advertising Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
Trusts & Estates Law 

National Tier 2
Commercial Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Patent

Baltimore Tier 2
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Energy Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Arbitration - Governmental
Leisure and Hospitality Law
Public Finance Law
Technology Law 

Los Angeles Tier 2
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Trusts & Estates Law

New York City Tier 2
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management 

San Francisco Tier 2
Real Estate Law

Washington, DC Tier 2
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Tax
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Patent Law 

National Tier 3
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
International Arbitration - Governmental
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Public Finance Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Venture Capital Law

New York City Tier 3
Real Estate Law

Washington, DC Tier 3
Corporate Compliance Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

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Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  The firm has more than 600 attorneys who serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.