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WASHINGTON, DC (June 14, 2012) - Legal 500 announced its 2012 rankings this week and a record 51 Venable attorneys in 14 practice groups were recognized by the publication. Additionally, Legal 500 recognized Venable as a top-tier firm in its Marketing and Advertising category and described practice head Jeffrey Knowles as “an incredibly strong force in the advertising space [who] has put together a top-notch team.” Six attorneys, Roger Colaizzi, Stuart Ingis, Jeffrey Knowles, Charles Morton, Jr., William Russell, and Jeffrey Tenenbaum were also named “Leading Lawyers” by Legal 500.

Published for over twenty years, the Legal 500 series provides worldwide coverage on legal service providers. Their recommendations are based largely on the feedback of thousands of law firm clients and the opinions of thousands of rival lawyers.

 
The individual attorneys and practice groups recognized are as follows:
 

Construction (Including Construction Litigation)
Leonard Goodman
John Milliken

Domestic Tax: East Coast
Jeffrey Gonya
Brian O’Connor

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Harry Atlas
Christopher Condeluci
Barbara Schlaff

Financial Services: Regulatory
John Beaty
William Donovan
Ronald Glancz

Land Use/Zoning
John Milliken

M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)
Michael Baader
Alan Epstein
Sharon Kroupa
Charles Morton, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)
Bryan Rakes
Thomas Washburne

Marketing and Advertising
Roger Colaizzi (Leading Lawyer)
Leonard Gordon
Stuart Ingis
Jeffrey Knowles (Leading Lawyer)
Amy Mudge
Gregory Sater
Randal Shaheen
Melissa Landau Steinman

Not-for-Profit
George Constantine
Brock Landry
Jonathan Pompan
Jeff Tenenbaum (Leading Lawyer)
Robert Waldman

Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Sally Bryan
Bruce Parker
Paul Strain
Craig Thompson

Real Estate
Stephanie DeLong
Lawrence Gesner
Robert Gottlieb
Philip Horowitz
Kevin Shepherd
Sarah Smith

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
James Hanks
Sharon Kroupa
Patricia McGowan
Chris Pate

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Emilio Cividanes
Douglas Emhoff
Stuart Ingis (Leading Lawyer)
Kostas Katsiris

Technology: Outsourcing
Nora Garrote
Michelle Gross
James Nelson
William Russell
Anthony Saur
A J Zottola

Technology: Transactions
Nora Garrote
Michelle Gross
James Nelson
William Russell (Leading Lawyer)
Anthony Saur
A J Zottola

Venable was recognized in the following practice areas:

Construction (Including Construction Litigation)
Domestic Tax: East Coast
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Financial Services: Regulatory
Land Use/Zoning
M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)
Marketing and Advertising
Not-For-Profit
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Technology: Outsourcing
Technology: Transactions