June 01, 2022

Chambers USA Releases 2022 Rankings of Venable Attorneys and Practices

77 attorneys and 29 practice groups are ranked at the state and national levels

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Washington, DC (June 1, 2022) – Chambers USA has released its 2022 list of law firm practice group and attorney rankings for the United States. This year, 77 Venable attorneys and 29 practice groups were ranked at the state and national levels. This is Chambers USA's nineteenth 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
  • Angel Garganta

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

  • Ellen Berge (Up and Coming)
  • Leonard Gordon
  • Melissa Steinman


Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

  • Steven Adducci
  • Richard Powers, Jr.
  • Gregory Wagner

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

  • Angel Garganta
  • Claudia Lewis

Government Contracts: The Elite

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

Intellectual Property

Leisure & Hospitality 

Political Law

  • Ronald Jacobs
  • Lawrence Norton
  • Janice Ryan (Up and Coming)

Privacy & Data Security: The Elite

  • Emilio Cividanes
  • Reed Freeman
  • Stuart Ingis (Eminent Practitioner)

Privacy & Data Security: ADTECH

  • Reed Freeman (Spotlight Table)
  • Stuart Ingis (Spotlight Table)
  • Michael Signorelli (Spotlight Table)

Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite

  • Stephen Marshall
  • Bruce Parker
  • Craig Thompson

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical

  • Bruce Parker (Spotlight Table)

REITs: Maryland Counsel

  • Carmen Fonda (Up and Coming)
  • James Hanks, Jr. (Senior Statespeople)
  • Sharon Kroupa (Star Individual)
  • Patricia McGowan
  • Christopher Pate
  • Michael Schiffer

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

  • Ashley Craig


Media & Entertainment: Litigation

  • Lee Brenner
  • David Fink

District of Columbia

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists

  • Lisa Jose Fales

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Lisa Tavares


  • Douglas Green

Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

  • Michele Van Patten Frank

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

  • Rebecca Liebowitz
  • Andrew Price
  • Linda Zirkelbach

Real Estate

  • Joseph Creech
  • Robert Gottlieb (Senior Statespeople)
  • Philip Horowitz (Senior Statespeople)
  • Thomas Klanderman
  • J. Michael Pickett

Technology & Outsourcing

  • Nora Garrote
  • William Russell



  • Mark Friedlander (Senior Statespeople)
  • Kenneth Roberts
  • Heidi Rowe



  • Laura Bouyea 
  • Gregory Cross


  • John Prisbe


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

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Harry Atlas 

Labor & Employment

  • Jeffrey Ayres
  • Todd Horn
  • Ronald Taylor

Litigation: Appellate

  • Mitch Mirviss

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Craig Thompson
  • Stacie Tobin
  • G. Stewart Webb, Jr.

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

  • Warren Hamel

Real Estate

  • Kevin Shepherd

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

  • Robert Hoffman (Senior Statespeople)

New York


  • Brian Lustbader
  • Gary Rubin


  • Ari Markenson

Intellectual Property: Patent

  • Dominick Conde
  • Benjamin Hsing
  • Michael Sandonato

Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

  • Edward Boyle
  • Kostas Katsiris


Litigation: General Commercial

  • Nick DePalma
  • Michael Robinson

Virginia: Northern


  • Joseph Schmelter

Real Estate

  • Henry Brandenstein, Jr. 


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