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Washington, DC (November 1, 2017) – The 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Venable LLP a Tier 1 firm in 19 national practice areas and in 39 practice areas on the metropolitan level. The firm was also named Law Firm of the Year for Advertising Law.

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 fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The full list of Venable's "Best Law Firm" rankings is below.

National Tier 1
Advertising Law
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Management
Environmental Law
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Tax
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law
Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles Tier 1
Tax Law 
Trusts & Estates Law

Washington, DC Tier 1
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Advertising Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Environmental Law
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
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White Collar
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation - Patent

Baltimore Tier 2
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Energy Law
International Arbitration - Commercial
International Arbitration - Governmental
Leisure and Hospitality Law
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
Technology Law 

Los Angeles Tier 2
Litigation - Intellectual Property

New York City Tier 2
Advertising Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management 

Washington, DC Tier 2
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor & Employment
Litigation - Tax
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Patent Law 

National Tier 3
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Health Care Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Public Finance Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Venture Capital Law

Los Angeles Tier 3
Litigation - Trusts & Estates

New York City Tier 3
Real Estate Law

San Francisco Tier 3
Environmental Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Real Estate Law

Washington, DC Tier 3
Communications Law
Corporate Compliance Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
FDA Law

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Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With over 600 attorneys in nine offices across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit www.Venable.com.