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Anniversary Marked with Expansion of Office Space in Century City


LOS ANGELES – August 1, 2016 – Ten years ago, with a consistently increasing number of clients and matters throughout California, Venable LLP announced the opening of its first West Coast office, in Los Angeles. The new office began with a specific focus on Litigation, Advertising, Media and Entertainment, and Corporate matters. Since then, the office has steadily and strategically expanded its presence and legal team into one of the largest in the area and has added several prominent lateral partners. Today, the office has grown to a team of more than 70 attorneys and has expanded its core practices into Tax and Wealth Planning, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, and Bankruptcy.

"When Venable first opened its doors in Los Angeles, it was not a known commodity in the city, so we had to build our reputation from the ground up. Knowing that Los Angeles is an entrepreneurial town, we were able to focus on practices central to the LA market," says Douglas C. Emhoff, Venable's West Coast Managing Director and one of the original founding partners of the office. "Having a Los Angeles presence has transformed the firm and provided us with a full national footprint. Over the past 10 years, the Venable brand has expanded significantly, and now professionals in core local industries know us as leaders and go-to service providers."

"Our growth in Los Angeles is a reflection of Venable's entrepreneurial spirit and a testament to our client-first mentality. While we are not looking to grow for the sake of growth, the strength of our core group has enabled quality expansion," added Mitch Evall, Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles office. "We look for talented attorneys who share our values of a collegial, forward-thinking, and service-oriented culture, and we are very proud of what we are building here."

Redesigned by AREA Architecture, Venable's offices at 2049 Century Park East have expanded to include the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd floors, comprising approximately 81,000 square feet, connected by a two-story internal staircase. The expanded space includes a state-of-the-art conference center, and multiple conference rooms of varying sizes, along with casual areas for client consultation and informal meetings.

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Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. For more information, visit www.venable.com.