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Washington, DC (September 29, 2016) – Venable's Product Liability and Commercial Litigation practices were recently recognized by BTI in its Litigation Outlook 2017: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms as among the top 18 firms in Product Liability Litigation and the top 21 in Commercial Litigation.

Published annually by BTI Consulting Group, the sixth edition of BTI Litigation Outlook focuses on trends in the litigation market, how client behaviors are changing, and what firms can do to adapt to those changes. Rankings are based on in-depth interviews with leading corporate counsel and feature a comprehensive analysis of client spending, goals, priorities, and needs.

This is the latest high-profile recognition for Venable’s Product Liability and Mass Torts practice. Earlier this year, BTI Consulting ranked the group among the top 10 practices nationally for its strength and commitment to clients in the pharmaceutical industry. The group also won the coveted Chambers USA Client Service Award, which recognizes select firms that are consistently singled out by clients during the course of Chambers' research for the quality and range of their client service.

With nearly 200 trial attorneys, including former government prosecutors and eight members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Venable boasts one of the most active and respected litigation practices in the country. The Product Liability Group represents clients in matters involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices, asbestos, tobacco, automobiles, industrial chemicals, and consumer electronics. Attorneys in the Commercial Litigation Group represent regional, national, and international clients in matters such as banking and workout issues, commercial disputes, collections, employment and discrimination challenges, environmental crimes, government contract disputes, international trade issues, securities litigation, tax litigation, and unfair competition.

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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. The firm has more than 600 attorneys who 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.