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Washington, DC (November 1, 2013) – Building on last year’s success, Venable LLP announced today that it was ranked a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in a record 13 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2014. Overall, Venable was ranked in 92 categories at the national and metropolitan levels. Earlier this year, a record 93 attorneys achieved 159 placements across 47 practice groups in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Venable was ranked a National Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in the following practice areas:
  • Advertising Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Additionally, Venable was named the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Law Firm of the Year” for Advertising Law. This important designation is awarded to one law firm in 87 of the ranked practice areas after an exhaustive review by Best Lawyers'® research. Venable was previously honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in 2012 for its Advertising Law practice.

The firm was ranked a National Tier 2 “Best Law Firm” in 11 practice areas:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Tax Law

Nationally in Tier 3, the firm was ranked in six practice areas:
  • FDA Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Public Finance Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Venture Capital Law

In addition to its national practice rankings, Venable received high rankings at the Metropolitan level in Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm was ranked Tier 1 in 50 practice areas in Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

In Baltimore, Venable was ranked Tier 1 in 29 practice areas:
  • 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
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • 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
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Venable was ranked Tier 1 in Los Angeles in one practice area:
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

The firm’s Tier 1 rankings in Washington, DC included 20 practice areas:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Advertising Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

In Tier 2 for Baltimore, Venable was ranked in five practice areas:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital Law

For Tier 2 in Los Angeles, the firm was ranked in one practice area:
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Venable was ranked Tier 2 in Washington, DC for three practice groups:
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance

In New York City, the firm earned one Tier 3 ranking:
  • Real Estate Law

The firm ranked in Tier 3 for two practice areas in Washington, DC:
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • FDA Law

According to U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings were based on the highest number of participating firms and of client ballots on record. Over 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,000 clients provided nearly 20,000 evaluations.

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 from leading attorneys in their field, 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 lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.


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Note: Venable is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm serving clients globally.  Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia, Venable LLP lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of our domestic and global clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs around the globe.