May 19, 2015

Venable Continues Strong California Growth

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Number of California Attorneys Nearly Doubles in Two Years

San Francisco, CA - May 19, 2015 - Venable LLP is experiencing impressive growth in its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. After opening just eighteen months ago, Venable's San Francisco office will be relocating to a much larger space. The office, which opened in October 2013, has more than doubled its headcount. Similarly, the Los Angeles office, which opened in 2006, has experienced extensive growth over the last two years and brings Venable's total California presence up from 44 attorneys to more than 75 attorneys and 130 employees overall.

"Our growth is a reflection of our clients' needs in the Bay Area, as well as our desire to offer our regulatory acumen to west coast businesses. Among its various powerful practices, Venable is a formidable presence in the regulatory and legislative arenas, with strengths in issues that heavily impact technology, health care and consumer products industries, such as privacy, advertising and marketing, and financial services," said James E. Nelson, Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office. "Companies in the Bay Area are turning to Venable for that one stop shop that is able to address the legal, regulatory and business aspects of building and sustaining a business in an increasingly regulated environment."

Venable's new San Francisco office will be located at 505 Montgomery Street and will allow room for the firm to continue to expand in San Francisco to more than 25 attorneys. By the end of the year, the Los Angeles office will also have secured additional space to accommodate its anticipated growth.

"Venable's continued growth in California is a testament to the appeal of the firm's client focused culture," said Douglas C. Emhoff, Venable's Managing Director for Expansion. "Unlike many AmLaw 100 firms, our recruiting strategy is not about growth for growth sake. We recruit talented attorneys from large firms, boutique firms, as well as government and industry, who are attracted to our collegial, entrepreneurial and service-oriented culture. Our small firm feel coupled with large firm resources provides the ideal platform to support our clients with energetic cross-practice, cross-office collaboration."


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia, Venable lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of its domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs around the globe.