Subscription Center  

MEDIA CONTACT

Marichelli Hughes
PR@Venable.com
+1 202.344.4900

Archives

Press Releases

Attorneys recognized in 49 categories


Washington, DC – August 18, 2014 – Venable LLP announced today that a record 95 attorneys were recognized in 49 categories in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. 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; San Francisco, CA, Towson, MD; Tysons Corner, VA; and Washington, DC offices.

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

W. Warren Hamel 
Stuart P. Ingis 
Christopher R. Mellott 
Amy Ralph Mudge 
Ralph E. Sharpe 
William L. Walsh Jr.
Brian M. Zimmet

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the legal profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The twenty-first edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2015) includes over 52,000 attorneys in 137 practice areas, compiled through exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of attorneys confidentially evaluate their peers. Inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of attorneys by their peers.

The complete list of Venable attorneys honored in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 follows. Years next to each attorney’s name indicate the first year in which he/she was included in Best Lawyers:

David G. Adams (2007)
FDA Law

Robert G. Ames (2006)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

James K. Archibald (2006)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Patent

Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Michael J. Baader (2007)
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

John E. Bowman (2014)
Banking and Finance Law

Peter S. Britell (2007)
Real Estate Law

Jennifer J. Bruton (2014)
Real Estate Law

Walter R. Calvert (2007)
Tax Law

Courtney G. Capute (2012)
Leisure and Hospitality Law
Real Estate Law

Wallace E. Christner (2007)
Corporate Compliance Law

Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tax Law

John F. Cooney (2012)
Administrative / Regulatory Law

William D. Coston (2009)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Gregory A. Cross (2012)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

James E. Cumbie (2008)
Public Finance Law

C. Carey Deeley, Jr. (2014)
Commercial Litigation

Susan T. Edlavitch (2012)
Tax Law

Douglas C. Emhoff (2014)
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Alan J. Epstein (2014)
Tax Law

Geoffrey C. Etnire (2006)
Real Estate Law

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

Thomas W. France (2008)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Stephen K. Gallagher (2007)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Geoffrey R. Garinther (2013)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Nora E. Garrote (2014)
Technology Law

Robert H. Geis, Jr. (2010)
Tax Law

Lawrence H. Gesner (2007)
Real Estate Law

Ronald R. Glancz (2008)
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance

Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006)
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Trusts and Estates

Robert G. Gottlieb (2006)
Real Estate Law

James E. Gray (2006)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Douglas H. Green (2012)
Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

Gary D. Hailey (2009)
Advertising Law

W. Warren Hamel (2015)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Government Relations Practice

James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mark B. Harrison (2010)
Technology Law

Marta D. Harting (2006)
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law

Adam R. Hess (2006)
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law

Kenneth R. Hoffman (2006)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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

Todd J. Horn (2009)
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Philip M. Horowitz (1993)
Real Estate Law

Stuart P. Ingis (2015)
Advertising Law

George W. Johnston (1993)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Jeffrey D. Knowles (2012)
Advertising Law

Sharon A. Kroupa (2012)
Corporate Governance Law

Thomas M. Lingan (2011)
Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

Michael B. Luftman (2013)
Trusts and Estates

Michael B. MacWilliams (2013)
Commercial Litigation

Christopher R. Mellott (2015)
Commercial Litigation

Thomas E.D. Millspaugh (2008)
Real Estate Law

Mitchell Y. Mirviss (2013)
Appellate Practice

Keith A. Mong (2013)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Technology Law
Venture Capital Law

Amy Ralph Mudge (2015)
Advertising Law

Jeanne L. Newlon (2008)
Trusts and Estates

Brian J. O'Connor (2006)
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Tax Law

Gregory J. Ossi (2014)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Bruce R. Parker (2010)
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Jennifer A. Pratt (2013)
Tax Law

Jeffrey J. Radowich (1993)
Trusts and Estates

Maria E. Rodriguez (2013)
Commercial Litigation

Michael A. Sartori (2008)
Technology Law

Michael Schatzow (2006)
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental

Michael D. Schiffer (2013)
Corporate Law

Joseph C. Schmelter (2013)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Brian L. Schwalb (2010)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Litigation and Controversy - Tax

A. Christopher Sega (2006)
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Randal M. Shaheen (2014)
Advertising Law

Ralph E. Sharpe (2015)
Banking and Finance Law

James L. Shea (1995)
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Kevin L. Shepherd (2006)
Real Estate Law

Davis V.R. Sherman (2012)
Public Finance Law

David S. Smith (2013)
Labor Law - Management

Eric R. Smith (2013)
Corporate Law

Judson W. Starr (2001)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

Paul F. Strain (2006)
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Margaret N. Strand (2006)
Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

Ronald W. Taylor (2006)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (2012)
Non-Profit / Charities Law

Craig A. Thompson (2013)
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Stacie E. Tobin (2013)
Commercial Litigation

Stefan F. Tucker (1987)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Robert L. Waldman (2007)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Non-Profit / Charities Law
Tax Law

William L. Walsh Jr. (2015)
Corporate Governance Law

Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006)
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Richard L. Wasserman (1995)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Litigation - Bankruptcy

G. Stewart Webb, Jr. (2014)
Commercial Litigation

Edward L. Wender (2010)
Real Estate Law

James D. Wright (1993)
Real Estate Law

Brian M. Zimmet (2015)
Energy Law

Armand J. Zottola (2014)
Technology Law

###

Note: Venable is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm serving clients globally. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia, Venable LLP lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of our domestic and global clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs around the globe.