Venable LLP announced today that 85 of its attorneys achieved 145 placements in 45 different areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Selections are made by the attorneys’ peers and represent a cross section of both practices and locations throughout the firm. Eleven attorneys were listed in Best Lawyers for the first time. New additions to this year’s list include:

Mitchell Y. Mirviss – Appellate Practice
Michael B. MacWilliams – Commercial Litigation
Maria E. Rodriguez – Commercial Litigation
Michael D. Schiffer – Corporate Law
Eric R. Smith – Corporate Law
Geoffrey R. Garinther – Criminal Defense: White Collar
David S. Smith – Labor Law - Management
Joseph C. Schmelter – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Craig A. Thompson – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Jennifer A. Pratt – Tax Law
Michael B. Luftman – Trusts and Estates

The complete list of Venable attorneys honored as The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 follows. Years next to each attorney’s name indicate the first year in which he/she was included in Best Lawyers:

Administrative / Regulatory Law
John F. Cooney (2012)

Advertising Law
Gary D. Hailey (2009)
Jeffrey D. Knowles (2012)

Appellate Practice
Mitchell Mirviss (2013)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Gregory A. Cross (2012)
Stephen K. Gallagher (2007)
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Bet-the-Company Litigation
William D. Dolan III (2003)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)
James L. Shea (1995)

Commercial Litigation
James K. Archibald (2006)
William D. Dolan III (2003)
James E. Gray (2006)
Marta D. Harting (2006)
Michael B. MacWilliams (2013)
Daniel P. Moylan (2011)
Maria E. Rodriguez (2013)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)
James L. Shea (1995)
Paul F. Strain (2006)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Corporate Compliance Law
Wallace E. Christner (2007)

Corporate Governance Law
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Sharon A. Kroupa (2012)

Corporate Law
Michael J. Baader (2007)
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Michael D. Schiffer (2013)
Eric R. Smith (2013)
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006)
Alan D. Yarbro (1987)

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
William D. Dolan III (2003)
Geoffrey R. Garinther (2013)
Jan Lawrence Handzlik (1983)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Judson W. Starr (2001)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Kenneth R. Hoffman (2006)
Barbara E. Schlaff (2006)
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Employment Law - Management
Robert G. Ames (2006)
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Maurice N. Baskin (2008)
Todd J. Horn (2009)
George W. Johnston (1993)
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Energy Law
Marta D. Harting (2006)

Environmental Law
Douglas H. Green (2012)
Thomas M. Lingan (2011)
Robert G. Smith (1989)
Margaret N. Strand (2006)

FDA Law
David G. Adams (2007)

Financial Services Regulation Law
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Health Care Law
Constance H. Baker (1995)
Peter P. Parvis (1993)

International Trade and Finance Law
Bryson L. Cook (1993)

Labor Law - Management
Robert G. Ames (2006)
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Maurice N. Baskin (2008)
George W. Johnston (1993)
David S. Smith (2013)
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Land Use & Zoning Law
Robert A. Hoffman (2011)

Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Daniel P. Moylan (2011)

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

Litigation - Banking & Finance
Ronald R. Glancz (2008)

Litigation - Bankruptcy
Gregory A. Cross (2012)
Stephen K. Gallagher (2007)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Richard L. Wasserman (1995)

Litigation - Environmental
Douglas H. Green (2012)
Thomas J. Kelly, Jr. (2009)
Thomas M. Lingan (2011)
Michael Schatzow (2006)
Robert G. Smith (1989)
Judson W. Starr (2001)
Margaret N. Strand (2006)

Litigation - Intellectual Property
William D. Coston (2009)
William D. Dolan III (2003)
James E. Gray (2006)
Adam R. Hess (2006)

Litigation - Labor & Employment
Jeffrey P. Ayres (2007)
Maurice N. Baskin (2008)
Todd J. Horn (2009)
Ronald W. Taylor (2006)

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Robert A. Hoffman (2011)

Litigation - Patent
James K. Archibald (2006)
William D. Coston (2009)
Adam R. Hess (2006)

Litigation - Real Estate
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
William D. Dolan III (2003)

Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Litigation & Controversy – Tax
Brian J. O'Connor (2006)
Brian L. Schwalb (2010)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Bruce R. Parker (2010)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Michael J. Baader (2007)
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Thomas W. France (2008)
James J. Hanks, Jr. (2006)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Joseph C. Schmelter (2013)
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. (2006)

Non-Profit/Charities Law
Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006)
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (2012)
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Patent Law
Adam R. Hess (2006)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
James E. Gray (2006)
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Kenneth L. Thompson (2007)
Craig A. Thompson (2013)

Public Finance Law
James E. Cumbie (2008)
Davis V.R. Sherman (2012)

Real Estate Law
Peter S. Britell (2007)
Courtney G. Capute (2012)
Lawrence H. Gesner (2007)
Robert G. Gottlieb (2006)
Jan K. Guben (2006)
Philip M. Horowitz (1993)
Thomas E. D. Millspaugh (2008)
Kevin L. Shepherd (2006)
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)
Edward L. Wender (2010)
James D. Wright (1993)

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

Tax Law
Walter R. Calvert (2007)
Bryson L. Cook (1993)
Susan T. Edlavitch (2012)
Robert H. Geis, Jr. (2010)
Brian J. O'Connor (2006)
Jennifer A. Pratt (2013)
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)
Robert L. Waldman (2007)

Technology Law
Mark B. Harrison (2010)
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)
Michael A. Sartori (2008)

Trusts and Estates
Jeffrey K. Gonya (2006)
Michael B. Luftman (2013)
Jeanne L. Newlon (2008)
Jeffrey J. Radowich (1993)
A. Christopher Sega (2006)
Stefan F. Tucker (1987)

Venture Capital Law
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (2010)

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