Venable recently announced it had created a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley startup accelerator program known as SkyDeck. Through the partnership, several attorneys from the firm's San Francisco office mentor startup companies that are a part of SkyDeck and prepare them to go to market and grow their business. Many of those companies have become direct clients of Venable. Services provided by Venable attorneys to SkyDeck companies include formation and funding, intellectual property prosecution and management, and managing labor and employment issues. The purpose is to provide high-quality legal work up front to lay a solid foundation for future success.
Global Banking & Finance Review noted the partnership on May 23, 2017.