As the federal government's regulatory reach expands, it is more important than ever to have a finger on the pulse of legislative and executive branch decision makers in Washington. Long recognized as one of the capital’s leading law firms, Venable's Washington office helps clients understand how evolving regulatory and policy issues can affect their businesses. The firm also assists clients in making their voices heard as policy is being crafted through both direct lobbying and the management of numerous issue-focused industry coalitions.
The office includes the nation's preeminent privacy and data protection practice, as well as a renowned regulatory practice. Venable's regulatory team includes many former government agency officials who represent clients in the advertising and marketing, food and drug law, telecommunications, environmental, international trade, and banking and financial services areas.
The firm's legislative and government affairs team represents clients from across the country in matters involving the federal government. In addition, the firm's prominent intellectual property team provides advice to clients both nationally and internationally on all manner of patent issues and IP litigation concerns.
In addition to Venable's regulatory and government relations credentials, the office boasts many attorneys who are nationally recognized in their fields, and provide representation to firm clients in such diverse areas as corporate and transactional matters, intellectual property, regulatory, real estate, government contracting, nonprofits and trade associations, financial services, labor and employment, tax law and commercial litigation.
The Washington, DC office is also a leader in philanthropic and community efforts, with attorneys providing support and assistance to organizations, associations, foundations and individuals throughout the capital region.