Venable placed 84th on the National Law Journal's NLJ 250 annual survey of the nation’s largest law firms based on total number of lawyers. The list was published by the National Law Journal on April 25, 2011.
Lawyer totals in the survey are based on the average number of full-time attorneys for the period January 1 to December 31, 2010. National Law Journal sent surveys to about 300 law firms to determine the 250 largest. Lawyer counts do not include contract or temporary attorneys. A firm must have more lawyers based in the United States than in any other country to be included on the list.