Firm Wins Chambers Award for Advertising

Washington, DC (June 10, 2011) - Chambers USA released its annual ranking of US attorneys this morning and 54 Venable attorneys were recognized in 31 national and regional categories.

"We thank our clients for actively supporting the firm's practices and individual lawyers,” noted Karl Racine, the firm's Managing Partner. “What our clients think of the work and service we provide is, in the final analysis, what matters most to Venable lawyers and legislative professionals."

At ceremonies in New York last night, Venable's Advertising Practice was honored with the Chambers USA Award for Excellence, the second consecutive year the practice has received this outstanding recognition. According to the Chambers website, "these awards reflect a law firm's preeminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service."  Jeffrey Knowles accepted the award on behalf of the firm.

Chambers and Partners notes that it conducts intensive, continuous research to identify the world’s leading lawyers and law firms - those which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients.  The process, which extends over several months, includes written submissions, personal interviews, client feedback and peer assessment.

Venable attorneys ranked in the 2011 Chambers USA Guide are:

District of Columbia

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Real Estate

Technology & Outsourcing



Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


  • Constance Baker
  • Peter Parvis

Labor & Employment

Litigation: General Commercial

  • James Gray
  • Paul Strain

Real Estate

Real Estate: Land Use


Advertising: Litigation

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

Capital Markets: REITs

Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel (Spotlight table)

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)

  • Ronald Glancz

Government: Government Contracts

  • Thomas Madden

Government: Political Law

Leisure & Hospitality

Privacy & Data Security

Products Liability & Mass Torts

  • Paul Strain

New York

Technology & Outsourcing



  • Wayne Lalle

Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia

Labor & Employment

  • Gregory Ossi
  • David Smith

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • William Dolan

Real Estate: Northern Virginia

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia

  • John Milliken


Note:  An American Lawyer top 100 law firm, Venable LLP has attorneys practicing in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property and government affairs.  Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and around the world from its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and offices in California, Maryland, New York and Virginia.