This morning, Chambers USA released its full 2014 rankings with Bands and editorial commentary. Venable maintained its strong presence in the rankings with 71 attorneys achieving 78 placements in the latest edition. The firm also achieved 29 practice group rankings at the national and state level.

Among this year’s highlights were 11 attorneys who saw their rankings improve over last year including Jim Hanks who rose from Band 1 to Star Individual for National REITs: Maryland Counsel. Four attorneys were added to this year’s rankings with three debuting at the National level. Overall Venable saw 11 attorneys and 7 practice groups achieve Band 1 rankings at the national and state level. The firm was also shortlisted for the coveted Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the Product Liability category. 

Advertising: Litigation

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

  • Jeffrey D. Knowles
  • Amy Ralph Mudge

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

REITs: Maryland Counsel

Ashley W. Craig (Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York))
David G. Dickman (Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York))
Angel A. Garganta (Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation)
Suzanne Fay Garwood (Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance))
Ronald M. Jacobs (Government: Political Law)
Lindsay B. Meyer (International Trade: Customs)
Lawrence H. Norton (Government: Political Law)

Jan Lawrence Handzlik (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
Michele M. Mulrooney (Tax: Estate Planning)
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


  • Davis V.R. Sherman

Labor & Employment

Litigation: General Commercial

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

Real Estate

New York
Technology & Outsourcing

Edward P. Boyle (Litigation: General Commercial)

Corporate/M&A – Northern Virginia

Labor & Employment

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

Litigation: General Commercial

Real Estate – Northern Virginia