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Record 59 attorneys and 15 practice groups recognized, six attorneys named "Leading Lawyers"


Washington, DC (June 10, 2013) – Legal 500 released its 2013 rankings with a record 59 Venable attorneys and 15 practice groups recognized by the publication. Additionally, Legal 500 recognized Venable as a first tier firm in its Marketing and Advertising category describing practice chair Jeffrey Knowles as "the best advertising lawyer in the United States" whose "understanding of the business of advertising and marketing that make him a real star." Six attorneys, Roger Colaizzi, Stuart Ingis, Jeffrey Knowles, Charles Morton, Jr.William Russell and Jeffrey Tenenbaum were also named "Leading Lawyers" by Legal 500.

Published for over 25 years, the Legal 500 series is an independent guide, and recommends firms and individuals purely on merit. Each year, more than 250,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed to determine the guide's recommendations. The Legal 500 United States is the only guide to recommend firms on a national basis, and in 2013, recommended just 311 firms.

The individual attorneys and practice groups recognized are as follows:

Domestic Tax: East Coast
Jeffrey K. Gonya
Sarah M. Johnson
Brian J. O'Connor

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Kenneth R. Hoffman
Thora A. Johnson
Barbara E. Schlaff
Lisa A. Tavares

Financial Services: Regulatory
John B. Beaty
John E. Bowman
Ronald R. Glancz
Jonathan L. Pompan
Ed Wilson

Land Use/Zoning
John G. Milliken

M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Sharon A. Kroupa
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)
Bobby N. Turnage, Jr.

Marketing and Advertising
Ellen Traupman Berge
Roger A. Colaizzi (Leading Lawyer)
Stuart P. Ingis
Jeffrey D. Knowles (Leading Lawyer)
John G. Moore
Amy Ralph Mudge
Randal M. Shaheen
Melissa Landau Steinman
Michael J. Volpe

Not-For-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
George E. Constantine
Lisa M. Hix
Matthew T. Journy
Brock R. Landry
Jonathan L. Pompan
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (Leading Lawyer)
Robert L. Waldman 

Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Stephen E. Marshall
Bruce R. Parker
Jason C. Rose
Dino S. Sangiamo
Paul F. Strain

Real Estate
Valentin G. Aguilar II
Peter S. Britell
Gordon J. Davis
Mitchell Evall
Peter G. Koffler
Thomas E. D. Millspaugh
Michael H. Peskowitz
Andrew Schmerzler

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
James J. Hanks, Jr.
Sharon A. Kroupa
Patricia McGowan
Christopher W. Pate

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Emilio W. Cividanes
Leonard L. Gordon
Stuart P. Ingis (Leading Lawyer)
Bobby N. Turnage, Jr.

Technology: Outsourcing
Nora E. Garrote
James E. Nelson
William T. Russell
A.J. Zottola

Technology: Transactions
Nora E. Garrote
Michelle Ontiveros Gross
William T. Russell (Leading Lawyer)
A.J. Zottola

Trademarks: Non-Contentious
Mark B. Harrison
Andrew D. Price
Jacqueline Levasseur Patt
Janet F. Satterthwaite
Justin E. Pierce

Venable was recognized in the following practice areas:

Construction
Domestic Tax: East Coast
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Financial Services: Regulatory
Land Use/Zoning
M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Marketing and Advertising
Not-For-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Technology: Outsourcing
Technology: Transactions
Trademarks: Non-Contentious.


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