May 31, 2018

Venable Attorneys and Practices Recognized in 2018 Edition of Legal 500

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Ranked in 13 practice areas; 50 attorneys ranked; 7 attorneys named "Leading Lawyers"

Washington, DC (May 31, 2018)Legal 500 has released its 2018 list of law firm rankings for the United States. The firm was ranked in 13 practice areas, including top Tiers in the following three categories:

-Finance - Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations)

-M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)

-Media, Technology and Telecoms - Advertising and Marketing -Transactional and Regulatory

Individually, five attorneys – Roger A. Colaizzi, Stuart P. Ingis, Jeffrey D. Knowles, Charles J. Morton, Jr., and William T. Russell – were named "Leading Lawyers" and recognized as "Hall of Fame" in the latest edition. Two additional attorneys – James J. Hanks, Jr. and Amy Ralph Mudge – were named "Leading Lawyers".

Following is the full list of ranked practices and recognized attorneys:

Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices - Defense 
-Edward P. Boyle
-Sally W. Bryan
-Angel A. Garganta
-David J. Heubeck
-Stephen E. Marshall
-Paul F. Strain

Finance - Financial Services Regulation 
-R. Andrew Arculin
-Allyson B. Baker
-John B. Beaty
-Michael J. Bresnick
-Jonathan L. Pompan

Finance - Not-for-Profit (Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations) 
-George E. Constantine
-Andrew D. Price
-Cynthia M. Lewin
-Robert L. Waldman

Government - Government Contracts 
-James Y. Boland
-Paul A. Debolt
-J. Scott Hommer, III
-Dismas Locaria

Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design 
-Harry I. Atlas
-Kenneth R. Hoffman
-Thora A. Johnson
-Lisa A. Tavares

M&A/Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m) 
-Robert J. Bolger, Jr.
-Charles J. Morton, Jr.
-Christopher R. O'Brien

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Advertising and Marketing - Litigation 
-Daniel S. Blynn
-Roger A. Colaizzi

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Advertising and Marketing - Transactional and Regulatory 
-Stuart P. Ingis
-Jeffrey D. Knowles
-Amy Ralph Mudge
-Randal M. Shaheen
-Po Yi

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Cyber Law (including Data Privacy and Data Protection) 
-Emilio W. Cividanes
-Stuart P. Ingis
-Ari Schwartz
-Michael A. Signorelli
-David L. Strickland
-Shannon K. Yavorsky

Media, Technology and Telecoms - Outsourcing 
-Nora E. Garrote
-James E. Nelson
-William T. Russell
-A. J. Zottola

Media, Technology and Telecom - Technology - Transactions 
-Nora E. Garrote
-James E. Nelson
-William T. Russell
-A. J. Zottola

Real Estate 
-Susan E. Golden
-Peter G. Koffler
-Thomas E. D. (Ted) Millspaugh
-Michael C. Phillipou

Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) 
-James J. Hanks, Jr.
-Sharon A. Kroupa
-Patricia McGowan
-Christopher W. Pate

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 provide the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. Rankings are based on a series of criteria, including feedback from more than 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.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 700 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit