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Ranked 2nd for Summer Associate Program that Best Prepares for Practice and 4th for Best Overall Summer Associate Program


Washington, DC (August 17, 2012) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year the firm’s summer associate program has been ranked among the top ten in the nation by Vault. This year, Venable ranked #2 among top law firms for the Summer Associate Program that Best Prepares for Practice, and #4 for Best Overall Summer Associate Program.

Last year the firm ranked #9 for the Summer Associate Program that Best Prepares for Practice and #10 Best Overall Summer Associate Program.

“We have always thought our summer programs were a great snapshot of Venable,” said Sharon Kroupa, Venable’s Managing Director of Professional Development and Recruiting and a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group. “It is nice to know that those who have gone through them find them the right mix of serious work, good preparation for law firm practice and fun. These rankings are a tribute to the many folks here at Venable who have contributed to the program’s success.”

The Vault survey was taken by nearly 17,000 junior associates (first-years through third-years) who participated in their current firm’s summer associate program. They were asked to rate their experience on a scale of 1 to 10 concentrating on areas such as how well the summer program prepared the associate for life at the firm, and their overall experience. The Overall Best Summer Associate Program ranking reflects the average of these categories.

Vault’s annual law firm rankings—including the Vault Law 100—are considered the “bible” for law students, associates, partners and law firm recruiters, providing a detailed perspective on the criteria considered by candidates when evaluating law firms. Vault’s customers include Fortune 1000 advertisers and recruiters, the country’s top universities and graduate schools, and 8 million consumers worldwide.

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Note: An American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, 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.