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Washington, DC (December 8, 2016) – The recently released 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" has named Venable LLP the Technology Law Firm of the Year. In addition to receiving Law Firm of the Year honors, Venable was also named a Tier 1 firm nationally and in Washington, DC for Technology Law.

For the past six years, only one law firm in each of the practice areas researched by "Best Law Firms" have earned the prestigious Law Firm of the Year Honor. Winners are selected based on an impressive overall performance in the "Best Law Firms" research process that includes client feedback and peer evaluations.

According to "Best Law Firms," the Technology Law practice covers a broad range of transactions involving technology and intellectual property, including joint development projects, collaboration arrangements, IP licensing, and manufacturing, distribution, and strategic sourcing agreements. It also notes that attorneys in this practice often act as outsourced general counsel to technology companies and have active counseling practices regarding IP protection strategies, open source licensing, compatible development, participation in standards bodies, and related areas.

This is the latest recognition for Venable's national Technology Transactions and Outsourcing practice that is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and The Best Lawyers in America.

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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.