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Venable attorneys achieve 159 placements in 47 categories


Washington, DC (August 15, 2013) – Continuing its record-setting pace of legal directory recognitions, Venable LLP announced today that 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). Selections are made by attorneys’ peers and feature a broad cross section of Venable practices and attorneys from the firm’s Baltimore, MD; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Towson, MD; Tysons Corner, VA; and Washington, DC offices.

This year, ten attorneys were listed in Best Lawyers® for the first time. New additions to this year’s list include:

John E. Bowman – Banking and Finance Law
Jennifer J. Bruton – Real Estate Law
C. Carey Deeley, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
Douglas C. Emhoff – Litigation – Intellectual Property
Alan J. Epstein – Tax Law
Nora E. Garrote – Technology Law
Gregory J. Ossi – Litigation – Labor and Employment
Randal M. Shaheen – Advertising Law
G. Stewart Webb, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
A.J. Zottola – Technology Law

The complete list of Venable attorneys honored as The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 follows. Years next to each attorney’s name indicate the first year in which he/she was included in Best Lawyers®:

Administrative / Regulatory Law
John F. Cooney (2012)

Advertising Law
Gary D. Hailey (2009) 
Jeffrey D. Knowles (2012) 
Randal M. Shaheen (2014)

Appellate Practice
Mitchell Mirviss (2013)

Banking and Finance Law
John E. Bowman (2014)
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Gregory A. Cross (2012) 
Stephen K. Gallagher (2007)
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Bet-the-Company Litigation
William D. Dolan III (2003) 
Michael Schatzow (2006) 
Brian L. Schwalb (2010) 
James L. Shea (1995)
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Commercial Litigation
James K. Archibald (2006) 
C. Carey Deeley, Jr. (2014)
William D. Dolan III (2003) 
James E. Gray (2006) 
Marta D. Harting (2006) 
Michael B. MacWilliams (2013) 
Maria E. Rodriguez (2013) 
Michael Schatzow (2006) 
Brian L. Schwalb (2010) 
James L. Shea (1995) 
Paul F. Strain (2006) 
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)
Stacie E. Tobin (2013) 
G. Stewart Webb, Jr. (2014)

Corporate Governance Law
Wallace E. Christner (2007) 
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006) 
Sharon A. Kroupa (2012)

Corporate Law
Michael J. Baader (2007) 
Bryson L. Cook (1993) 
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006) 
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010) 
Michael D. Schiffer (2013) 
Eric R. Smith (2013) 
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006) 
Alan D. Yarbro (1987)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
William D. Dolan III (2003) 
Geoffrey R. Garinther (2013) 
Jan Lawrence Handzlik (1983) 
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. (2009) 
Michael Schatzow (2006) 
Judson W. Starr (2001)

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Kurt J. Fischer (2008)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
Kenneth R. Hoffman (2006) 
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Employment Law - Management 
Robert G. Ames (2006) 
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007) 
Todd J. Horn (2009) 
George W. Johnston (1993) 
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Energy Law
Marta D. Harting (2006)

Environmental Law
Douglas H. Green (2012) 
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. (2009) 
Thomas M. Lingan (2011) 
Judson W. Starr (2001)
Margaret N. Strand (2006)

FDA Law
David G. Adams (2007)

Financial Services Regulation Law
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Health Care Law
Constance H. Baker (1995) 
Peter P. Parvis (1993) 

International Trade and Finance Law
Bryson L. Cook (1993)

Labor Law - Management
Robert G. Ames (2006) 
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007) 
George W. Johnston (1993) 
David S. Smith (2013) 
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Land Use & Zoning Law
Robert A. Hoffman (2011)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Bryson L. Cook (1993) 
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Brian J. O'Connor (2006) 
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Litigation - Banking & Finance
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Litigation - Bankruptcy
Gregory A. Cross (2012) 
Stephen K. Gallagher (2007) 
Michael Schatzow (2006) 
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Litigation - Environmental
Douglas H. Green (2012) 
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. (2009) 
Thomas M. Lingan (2011) 
Michael Schatzow (2006) 
Judson W. Starr (2001) 
Margaret N. Strand (2006)

Litigation - Intellectual Property
William D. Coston (2009) 
William D. Dolan III (2003) 
Douglas C. Emhoff (2014) 
James E. Gray (2006) 
Adam R. Hess (2006)

Litigation - Labor & Employment
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007) 
Todd J. Horn (2009) 
Gregory J. Ossi (2014) 
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Robert A. Hoffman (2011)

Litigation - Patent
James K. Archibald (2006) 
William D. Coston (2009) 
Adam R. Hess (2006)

Litigation - Real Estate
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
William D. Dolan III (2003)

Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Bruce R. Parker (2010) 
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Michael J. Baader (2007) 
Bryson L. Cook (1993) 
Thomas W. France (2008) 
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006) 
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010) 
Joseph C. Schmelter (2013) 
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006)

Non-Profit/Charities Law
Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006) 
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (2012) 
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Patent Law
Adam R. Hess (2006)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
James E. Gray (2006) 
Bruce R. Parker (2010) 
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Paul F. Strain (2006) 
Craig A. Thompson (2013)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Public Finance Law
James E. Cumbie (2008) 
Davis V.R. Sherman (2012)

Real Estate Law
Peter S. Britell (2007) 
Jennifer J. Bruton (2014) 
Courtney G. Capute (2012) 
Kurt J. Fischer (2008) 
Lawrence H. Gesner (2007) 
Robert G. Gottlieb (2006) 
Jan K. Guben (2006) 
Philip M. Horowitz (1993) 
Thomas E. D. Millspaugh (2008) 
Kevin L. Shepherd (2006) 
Stefan F. Tucker (1987) 
Edward L. Wender (2010) 
James D. Wright (1993)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

Tax Law
Walter R. Calvert (2007) 
Bryson L. Cook (1993) 
Susan T. Edlavitch (2012) 
Alan J. Epstein (2014) 
Robert H. Geis, Jr. (2010) 
Brian J. O'Connor (2006) 
Jennifer A. Pratt (2013) 
Stefan F. Tucker (1987) 
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Technology Law
Nora E. Garrote (2014) 
Mark B. Harrison (2010) 
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010) 
Michael A. Sartori (2008) 
Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola (2014)

Trusts and Estates
Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006) 
Michael B. Luftman (2013) 
Jeanne L. Newlon (2008) 
Jeffrey J. Radowich (1993) 
A. Christopher Sega (2006) 
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)

Venture Capital Law
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)


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