April 23, 2020

Chambers USA Releases 2020 Rankings of Venable Attorneys and Practices

59 attorneys and 23 practice groups are ranked at the state and national levels

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Washington, DC (April 23, 2020) – Chambers USA has released its 2020 list of law firm practice group and attorney rankings for the United States. This year, 59 Venable attorneys and 23 practice groups were ranked at the state and national levels. This is Chambers USA's seventeenth annual survey covering America's leading practices and attorneys.

The following is a list of ranked Venable attorneys and practice groups.


Advertising: Litigation

  • Roger Colaizzi

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

  • Leonard Gordon
  • Jeffrey Knowles

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

  • Steven Adducci
  • Richard Powers, Jr.
  • Gregory Wagner (Up and Coming)

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

  • Angel Garganta

Government Contracts

  • Paul Debolt
  • J. Scott Hommer, III
  • Dismas Locaria

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

  • Andrew Price

Leisure & Hospitality

  • Courtney Capute
  • Political Law
  • Ronald Jacobs

Privacy & Data Security

  • Emilio Cividanes
  • Stuart Ingis (Eminent Practitioner)

Product Liability & Mass Torts

  • Stephen Marshall
  • Bruce Parker (Spotlight Table – Product Liability: Pharmaceutical)
  • Craig Thompson

REITs: Maryland Counsel

  • James Hanks, Jr. (Senior Statespeople)
  • Sharon Kroupa
  • Patricia McGowan
  • Christopher Pate
  • Michael Schiffer

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

  • Ashley Craig


Media & Entertainment: Litigation

  • Lee Brenner

District of Columbia

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Lisa Tavares


  • Douglas Green

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

  • Michele Van Patten Frank

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

  • Rebecca Liebowitz (Up and Coming)
  • Linda Zirkelbach

Real Estate

  • Joseph Creech (Up and Coming)
  • Robert Gottlieb
  • Philip Horowitz
  • Thomas Klanderman
  • J. Michael Pickett
  • Stefan Tucker (Senior Statespeople)

Technology & Outsourcing

  • Nora Garrote



  • Laura Bouyea (Up and Coming)
  • Gregory Cross


  • James Hanks, Jr. (Senior Statespeople)
  • Sharon Kroupa
  • Charles Morton, Jr.
  • Anthony Rosso
  • Michael Schiffer
  • Thomas Washburne, Jr.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Harry Atlas
  • Kenneth Hoffman
  • Thora Johnson


Labor & Employment

  • Jeffrey Ayres
  • Todd Horn
  • Ronald Taylor

Litigation: General Commercial

  • James Shea (Senior Statespeople)
  • G. Stewart Webb, Jr.

Real Estate

  • Kevin Shepherd

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

  • Robert Hoffman

New York

Intellectual Property: Patent

  • Dominick Conde
  • Michael Sandonato

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Edward Boyle

Northern Virginia

Real Estate

  • Henry Brandenstein, Jr.
  • Margaret Lynch Selwood (Up and Coming)

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

  • G. Evan Pritchard (Up and Coming)


Litigation: General Commercial

  • Michael Robinson


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