Chambers USA has released its full 2013 rankings. Venable continues to have a strong presence in the rankings with a record 76 attorneys achieving 81 placements in the upcoming edition. The firm also had 29 practices ranked at the state and national level.

This year, Venable added 17 new attorneys to the rankings for the first time, 9 of whom were ranked nationally. Two practice groups were also ranked for the first time in DC Intellectual Property: Litigation and Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts. Four attorneys and two practice groups improved their rankings from last year including DC Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution which moved into Band 1. Overall, Venable saw 14 attorneys achieve Band 1 rankings in 15 categories and 8 practice groups ranked in Band 1 at the state and national level. 


Advertising: Litigation

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance)

  • John B. Beaty
  • Ronald R. Glancz
  • Ralph E. Sharpe

Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)

  • Ronald R. Glancz
  • Ralph E. Sharpe

Government: Government Contracts

Leisure & Hospitality

  • Courtney G. Capute

Privacy & Data Security

Product Liability & Mass Torts


  • Jan Lawrence Handzlik (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Hamid R. Rafatjoo (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

District of Columbia

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Intellectual Property: Litigation

  • William D. Coston

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

  • Michael A. Sartori

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

  • Mark B. Harrison

Real Estate

Technology & Outsourcing



Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


  • Constance H. Baker
  • Peter P. Parvis
  • Davis V.R. Sherman

Labor & Employment

Litigation: General Commercial

  • James E. Gray
  • James L. Shea
  • Paul F. Strain

Real Estate

New York

Technology & Outsourcing


Corporate/M&A – Northern Virginia

Labor & Employment

  • Gregory J. Ossi
  • David S. Smith
  • David R. Warner

Litigation: General Commercial

  • William D. Dolan, III (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • David W. Goewey
  • Michael W. Robinson

Real Estate – Northern Virginia

Several Venable attorneys were recognized in Band 1 including Jeff Ayres (Maryland – Labor & Employment), Constance Baker (Maryland – Healthcare), Bryson Cook (Maryland – Corporate/M&A), Bill Dolan (Virginia – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations), Ron Glancz (Nationwide – Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Enforcement & Investigations)), Jim Hanks (Nationwide – Capital Markets: REITs and Maryland – Corporate/M&A), Ken Hoffman (Maryland – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation) Todd Horn (Maryland – Labor & Employment), Stu Ingis (Nationwide – Privacy & Data Security), John Milliken (Northern Virginia – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use), Barbara Schlaff (Maryland – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation), Kevin Shepherd (Maryland – Real Estate), Jud Starr (District of Columbia – Environment), Jim Wright (Maryland – Real Estate). Additionally, the firm was also ranked in Band 1 for Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel – Nationwide, Corporate/M&A – Maryland, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Maryland, Healthcare – Maryland, Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution – District of Columbia, Labor & Employment – Maryland, Real Estate – District of Columbia, and Real Estate – Maryland.