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Record 18 National Tier 1 rankings; 98 overall national and metropolitan rankings

Washington, DC – November 3, 2014 – Continuing its record setting pace, Venable LLP announced today that it was ranked a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in a record 18 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2015. Overall, Venable was ranked in 98 categories at the national and metropolitan levels. Earlier this year, a record 95 attorneys were recognized in 49 categories in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 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 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

The full list of Venable’s “Best Law Firm” rankings is below.

National Tier 1
Advertising Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
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

National Tier 2
Corporate Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Patent
Public Finance Law

National Tier 3
Banking and Finance Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Venture Capital 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
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

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

Baltimore Tier 2
Appellate Practice
Energy Law
Litigation - Patent
Technology Law
Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles Tier 2
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tax Law

San Francisco Tier 2
Litigation - Real Estate

Washington, DC Tier 2
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Labor & Employment

Los Angeles Tier 3
Trusts & Estates Law

New York City Tier 3
Real Estate Law

Washington, DC Tier 3
Corporate Compliance Law
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

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