55 attorneys and 13 practice groups recognized, six attorneys named “Leading Lawyers”

Washington, DC (June 26, 2014) – Legal 500 released its 2014 rankings with Venable LLP achieving yet another banner year. The latest edition recognized 55 individual attorneys with the firm earning high rankings in 13 practice categories. Six attorneys – Roger A. Colaizzi, Stuart P. Ingis, Jeffrey D. Knowles, Charles J. Morton, Jr.William T. Russell and Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum – were named “Leading Lawyers” by Legal 500. Additionally, Venable was named a Tier 1 firm for Marketing and Advertising and M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m).

Published for over twenty-five years, the Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. Rankings are based on a series of criteria including feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

The individual attorneys and practice groups recognized are as follows:

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Harry I. Atlas
Kenneth R. Hoffman
Thora A. Johnson

Financial Services: Regulatory
John B. Beaty
John E. Bowman
Ronald R. Glancz
Jonathan L. Pompan
Ralph E. Sharpe
Ed Wilson

Land Use/Zoning
John G. Milliken

M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)
Sharon A. Kroupa
Charles J. Morton, Jr. (Leading Lawyer)
Michael R. Manley

Marketing and Advertising
Ellen Traupman Berge
Roger A. Colaizzi (Leading Lawyer)
Stuart P. Ingis
Jeffrey D. Knowles (Leading Lawyer)
Randall K. Miller
Amy Ralph Mudge
Randal M. Shaheen
Melissa Landau Steinman
Po Yi

Not-For-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)
George E. Constantine
Lisa M. Hix
Ronald M. Jacobs
Matthew T. Journy
Brock R. Landry
Jonathan L. Pompan
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (Leading Lawyer)
Robert L. Waldman
David R. Warner

Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Sally W. Bryan
David J. Heubeck
Stephen E. Marshall
Bruce R. Parker
Jason C. Rose
Paul F. Strain
Craig A. Thompson

Real Estate
Geoffrey C. Etnire
Mitchell Evall
Lawrence H. Gesner
Robert G. Gottlieb
Thomas E. D. Millspaugh
Andrew Schmerzler

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
James J. Hanks, Jr.
Sharon A. Kroupa
Michael A. Leber
Michael D. Schiffer

Technology: Data Protection and Privacy
Emilio W. Cividanes
Stuart P. Ingis (Leading Lawyer)

Technology: Outsourcing
Brett A. Garner
Nora E. Garrote
James E. Nelson
William T. Russell
A.J. Zottola
Po Yi

Technology: Transactions
Nora E. Garrote
William T. Russell (Leading Lawyer)
A.J. Zottola

Trademarks: Non-Contentious
Mark B. Harrison
Andrew D. Price
Janet F. Satterthwaite


Note: Venable is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm serving clients globally. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, 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 around the globe.