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Record 19 National Tier 1 rankings; 104 total national and metropolitan rankings




Washington, DC – November 3, 2015 – In another record-setting year, Venable LLP announced today that the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" ranked the firm as a National Tier 1 firm in a record 19 practice areas. Overall, Venable was ranked in 104 individual categories at the national and metropolitan levels.

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 by 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 the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, for that particular location and specialty.

Earlier this year, 93 attorneys were named to the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including a record eight attorneys who were named "Lawyer of the Year" in Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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
Corporate Law
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

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
Government Relations Practice
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
Real Estate Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

New York City Tier 1
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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

National Tier 2
Banking and Finance Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Patent
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Venture Capital Law

Baltimore Tier 2
Appellate Practice
Energy Law
Health Care Law
Public Finance Law
Technology Law

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

San Francisco Tier 2
Real Estate Law

Washington, DC Tier 2
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Banking & Finance
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Tax
Patent Law

National Tier 3
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Health Care Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Public Finance Law

Los Angeles Tier 3
Trusts & Estates Law

New York City Tier 3
Real Estate Law

Washington, DC Tier 3
Corporate Compliance Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
FDA Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Trusts & Estates

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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 the needs of domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs.