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Ranked in a record 14 practice area; six attorneys named "Leading Lawyers"


Washington, DC – June 16, 2015 – Legal 500 has released its 2015 list of law firm rankings in the United States. This year, Venable continued its climb in the rankings by doubling its number of Tier 1 practice group rankings. Additionally the firm was ranked in a record 14 different categories with a debut ranking for Government Contracts. Venable was named a Tier 1 firm in the following categories:

M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Marketing and Advertising
Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
Technology: Transactions

Individually, six attorneys – Roger A. Colaizzi, Stuart P. Ingis, Jeffrey D. Knowles, Charles J. Morton, Jr.William T. Russell and Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum – were named "Leading Lawyers" in the latest edition. Legal 500 highlighted 44 individual attorneys in its editorial commentary of the firm’s ranked practices.

Published for over twenty-five years, the Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. Rankings are based on a series of criteria including feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

The full list ranked practices and recognized attorneys is below.

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation 
Thora A. Johnson 
Keith A. Mong
Juliana Reno

Financial Services: Regulatory 
Ronald R. Glancz 
Ralph E. Sharpe

Government Contracts 
Paul A. Debolt 
J. Scott Hommer, III 
Douglas C. Proxmire

Land Use/Zoning 
David H. Karceski

M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m) 
Robert J. Bolger, Jr. 
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)

Marketing and Advertising 
Jessie F. Beeber 
Roger A. Colaizzi (Leading Lawyer) 
Angel A. Garganta 
Jeffrey D. Knowles (Leading Lawyer) 
Amy Ralph Mudge

Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations) 
George E. Constantine 
Lisa M. Hix 
Ronald M. Jacobs 
Thora A. Johnson 
Brock R. Landry 
Lawrence H. Norton 
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (Leading Lawyer) 
Robert L. Waldman

Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices 
Stephen E. Marshall 
Bruce R. Parker 
Paul F. Strain 
Craig A. Thompson

Real Estate 
Mitchell Evall 
Lawrence H. Gesner 
Robert G. Gottlieb 
Thomas E. D. Millspaugh 
Andrew Schmerzler

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 
James J. Hanks, Jr. 
Sharon A. Kroupa

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy 
Stuart P. Ingis (Leading Lawyer) 
David L. Strickland

Technology: Outsourcing 
Nora E. Garrote 
James E. Nelson 
William T. Russell 
A.J. Zottola

Technology: Transactions 
Nora E. Garrote 
James E. Nelson 
William T. Russell (Leading Lawyer) 
A.J. Zottola

Trademarks: Non-Contentious 
Mark B. Harrison 
Rebecca Liebowitz 
Andrew D. Price 
Linda J. Zirkelbach