Group singled out for quality and range of client service; recognition presented only to select practices nationwide

Baltimore, MD – May 27, 2016 – Last night, at its annual awards ceremony in New York, Chambers USA recognized Venable's national Product Liability and Mass Torts practice with its coveted Client Service Award. According to Chambers, "Client Service awards go to firms who have been consistently singled out by clients during the course of our research for the quality and range of their client service." Only a select few firms are recognized each year with this award.

The news comes on the heels of the full release of Chambers' annual rankings of attorneys and law firms across the country. Overall, 69 Venable attorneys achieved individual rankings, and a record 32 practices were ranked at the national and state levels.

Venable has been ranked among the top firms in the country by Chambers in its Product Liability & Mass Torts category for the past four years. In that time, the firm has also been named a finalist for the annual Award for Excellence twice. Along with the group, four Venable partners – Stephen E. Marshall, Bruce R. Parker, Paul F. Strain, and Craig A. Thompson – are also ranked individually for Product Liability & Mass Torts in the latest edition.

"We thank Chambers for this tremendous honor," said Geoffrey R. Garinther, chair of Venable’s Litigation Division. "We are especially honored to be highlighted for our client service, which is such a core value of the firm."

"This award is a testament to the strong legal work of our team and our ongoing commitment to our clients. We value each of our clients and are very grateful that we have such strong and long-standing relationships with so many of them," said Mr. Strain, who co-chairs the firm's Product Liability and Mass Torts Group. "Over the past few years, Venable has served as lead counsel in several high-profile cases in federal multidistrict litigation and statewide coordinated proceedings. In the face of intense scrutiny and professional risk, our clients turn to Venable for steady guidance and zealous advocacy to ensure their voices are heard, and we take pride in our ability to serve these clients well and deliver the results they want," added the group’s co-chair, Sally W. Bryan.

With one of the most active and respected product liability practices in the United States, Venable is well known for its defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in jurisdictions across the country. The group has also represented clients in consumer class actions, responding to congressional investigations, and defending against mass tort claims in the United Kingdom and Canada. In addition to pharmaceutical and medical device cases, Venable has also represented clients in product liability matters involving asbestos, tobacco, automobiles, industrial chemicals, and consumer electronics.


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