Venable held steady on Legal Times' 2009 "Influence 50" rankings of Washington-area lobbying firms and practices. Venable ranked 13th among law firm government affairs practices and 19th among all lobbying practices, the same spots places held by Venable on the 2008 list.
The rankings are based on total lobbying and government affairs revenues. The group's revenue was listed as $17.2 million, down from $18.9 million last year. The drop in reported revenue was caused by a change in the method Legal Times used to calculate lobbying revenues.