Chambers recognizes 64 attorneys in 27 categories

WASHINGTON, DC (June 7, 2012) – Chambers USA released its annual rankings of attorneys in the United States today with a record 64 Venable attorneys recognized in 27 national and regional categories.  This is Chambers USA’s tenth annual survey covering America’s leading lawyers identified as the best in their fields by their peers and clients
This year, of the firm’s 27 practice group rankings, Venable scored nine in Tier One nationally or regionally. Of the 64 individuals ranked, more than half ranked in the top two tiers.

“Hard work and quality client service have always been central at Venable,” said firm Chairman James Shea.  “The rankings are a significant step forward for Venable as we continue to grow.  We want to thank our clients for their continued support of the firm and our attorneys.”

Chambers and Partners notes that it conducts intensive, continuous research to identify the world’s leading lawyers and law firms – those who 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 and practice groups ranked in the 2012 Chambers USA Guide include:


Advertising: Litigation

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

  • Ronald R. Glancz

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)

  • Ronald R. Glancz
  • Ralph E. Sharpe

Government: Government Contracts

  • Scott Hommer
  • Thomas J. Madden

Leisure & Hospitality

Privacy & Data Security

Ashley Craig: Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York)

James Hanks: Capital Markets: REITs

Ronald Jacobs: Government: Political Law

Sharon A. Kroupa: Capital Markets: REITs

Lindsay Meyer: International Trade: Customs

Lawrence H. Norton: Government: Political Law

Paul Strain: Product Liability & Mass Torts


Jan Lawrence Handzlik: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Hamid Rafatjoo: Bankruptcy/Restructuring

District of Columbia

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution
  • Michael Sartori
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Mark Harrison
Real Estate
Technology & Outsourcing

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Constance H. Baker
  • Peter P. Parvis
Labor & Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
  • James Gray
  • Paul Strain
Real Estate

New York

Technology & Outsourcing

Edward Boyle: Litigation: General Commercial


Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia
Real Estate: Northern Virginia
Labor & Employment
  • Gregory J. Ossi
  • David S. Smith
Litigation: General Commercial

William Dolan: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Several Venable attorneys were recognized nationally in Band 1 including Ron Glancz (Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)), Jim Hanks (Capital Markets: REITs), and Stu Ingis (Privacy & Data Security). Additionally, the firm was also ranked in Band 1 nationally for Advertising: Litigation, Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel, and Privacy & Data Security.



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.